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Name that lane at Piper Village

November 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Lots of news coming out of the under-construction Piper Village these days, which we wrote about just two days ago when we got a sneak peek inside the building.

The new mixed-use development behind Blockbuster and Bartell Drugs on 85th Street will have a European style walking and driving lane through it, and the developers want the neighborhood to name that lane. The lane is designed in the Woonerf style, which primarily emphasizes walking and bicycles, but allows cars. The one-way lane will have water features and run next to a plaza to promote gathering and community.

The lane with adjacent water features under construction as seen from apartment above.

The name should reflect the past and future of the neighborhood. The winner of the contest will receive a $300 gift certificate to Top Ten Toys, which is part of the larger Piper Village.

Judges for the contest include: Kate Martin, president of the Greenwood Community Council; Michael McGinn, past president of the Greenwood Community Council and executive director of the Seattle Great City Initiative; Ed Medeiros, executive director of the Phinney Neighborhood Association; Allen Rickert of Top Ten Toys; and Agnes Jacobson, principal of St. John School.

Entries are due Jan. 5, 2009 and can be emailed. Complete rules and background information are available here.

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