Author: Friends of Mount Baker Town Center

The Friends of Mount Baker Town Center are dedicated to the vision and promise of a vibrant Town Center in North Rainier Valley. We are a nonprofit supported by local residents and businesses, as well as the Seattle Parks Foundation, the Friends of Seattle Olmsted Parks, the Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board, and others who are dedicated to a walkable and livable Town Center near the Mount Baker light link station, where residents and businesses can succeed.

MOUNT BAKER HUB FEST! September 18 Festival with September 19 Program Event Comes To Mount Baker Hub.

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MOUNT BAKER HUB FEST JOINS SEATTLE DESIGN FESTIVAL SEPT 18 & 19, 2016 On Sunday September 18, 2016, a set of local musicians and artists will be showcased at the Mount Baker Hub Fest.   Then on Monday, a set of visionary “Lightning Talks” will explore the unique opportunity for a model community at the Mount…

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…

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…

Next Stop, Mt Baker Town Center? Stakeholders Welcome City’s New Focus On Business and Community Development Near Transit Stop

On a Friday morning in 2015, a group of business and community stakeholders began meeting in North Rainier Valley at the 2100 Building and began identifying key priorities for sparking positive business development in the Mt Baker Town Center.   The meetings were well attended, with representatives from a variety of local stakeholders, including QFC / Rite-Aid,…