EVERY FIRST SATURDAY AT 9 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 am at Compadre Coffee, in the ArtSpace building by Mount Baker Link Station. This is a fun opportunity to meet your neighbors, and make a difference cleaning local streets, including the area…

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…