MOUNT BAKER HUB FEST: Function in the Junction! September 17 Festival with Extended Bicycle Sunday Returns To Mount Baker Hub.

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MOUNT BAKER HUB FEST JOINS SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL SEPT 17, 2017 ? This Sunday September 17, 2017, the Mt Baker Hub Business Association features a set of local musicians, artists, and food vendors at the “Function in the Junction”.     Exploring the “power” of place,…

Historic Mt Baker Neighborhood – National Register of Historic Places

The Friends of Mt Baker Town Center are excited to have the opportunity to document the historic, architectural and cultural background of the Mt Baker Neighborhood, with the generous support of 4Culture and our knowledgeable consultants at nwVernacular.  Following the initial public meeting, a dedicated group of volunteers was trained to conduct field work with…

EVERY FIRST SATURDAY AT 9:30 am — JOIN US FOR OUR MONTHLY TOWN CENTER CLEANUP!!

By Anne Miller Please join us every first Saturday of the month for our First Saturday Neighborhood Cleanup!   We meet at 9:30 am at Mount Baker Neighborhood Center for the Arts, in the ArtSpace building by Mount Baker Link Station. This is a fun opportunity to meet your neighbors, and make a difference cleaning…

2015: “Mind the Gap” Installation Built a Bridge between Historic Neighborhood and Modern Urban Development

Painted ground and banners on bridge

At last year’s Mount Baker Design Fest, the community focused on the topic of Design For Equity.   One of the questions focused on the aged pedestrian overpass that winds up and over the Rainier and MLK intersection:  Can government-built structures like bridges provide a canvas for social equity? Local Seattle designers took on this…

THE CITY’s “MOVE SEATTLE” LEVY — CREATING FUNCTIONAL TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT

For over a decade, the City has studied the challenges and opportunities for a truly effective transit oriented development in the North Rainier Valley.   Finally, in recent months, our community is seeing real progress as SDOT has refined its Accessible Mount Baker project, and the Mayor and other City representatives have called for a…

Healthy Forest, Healthy Community: Neighbors Help Restore Cheasty Greenspace and Hanford Steps

In April, 2015, the Friends of Mt Baker Town Center celebrated the Earth Day weekend with a group of neighbors who focused on restoration of Cheasty Greenspace and the Hanford Steps, where they connect to Mt. Baker Town Center.   We removed invasive plants, such as the Himalayan Blackberry, disposed of garbage which has accumulated in…

UW Engineering Teams Focus on Mt. Baker Intersection Problem

In 2014, the Friends of Mt Baker Town Center reached out to the University of Washington Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering with a proposal.   We asked if the University might be interested in studying the complex infrastructure problem at the heart of the nascent Mt. Baker Town Center.  Specifically, could the UW focus its energy…