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Join us at Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan.7 at 5 p.m.! Feedback wanted for the First Hill Public Realm Action Plan

Join us at Town Hall tomorrow, January 7th at 5pm! We want your feedback on the open space and street concepts proposed in the First Hill Public Realm Action Plan  to enhance mobility and livability!

First Hill’s growing residential population, cultural institutions, and influx of workers warrants high quality public spaces that meet mobility and recreational needs. The current First Hill neighborhood plan (from 1998) recognizes this need for open space in this bustling, downtown-adjacent neighborhood, but despite efforts to advance this goal, land acquisition has proven to be challenging. For this educational open house, city staff will be present to discuss open space concepts and implementation strategies for these innovative open space proposals. Moving beyond land acquisition, the plan incorporates street spaces and private development to create a greener, safer, and more walkable neighborhood.

Presenters include: Susan McLaughlin, Urban Designer/Project Manager at Seattle Department of Transportation; Donald Harris and Chip Nevins, Department of Parks & Recreation, Property and Acquisition Services; Lyle Bicknell, Principal Urban Designer with the Department of Planning & Development; and Alex Hudson, Coordinator for the First Hill Improvement Association.

Where: Great Hall 1119 Eighth Avenue (enter on Eighth Avenue)
When: Wednesday, Jan.7 at 5 p.m.