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Greenwood Community Council to discuss rezone, new park on Tuesday

The Greenwood Community Council’s monthly meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Library. On the agenda:
– The proposed closure of the Northwest District Neighborhood Service Center at 8515 Greenwood Ave. N.
– Update on the Greenwood Town Center rezone, which was originally proposed to help the now-defunct Fred Meyer redevelopment plan fit in better with the neighborhood.

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) has reviewed the input from the community and is preparing to submit recommendations to the community and City Council. Before they make their recommendations they are discussing internally how to proceed with limited resources due to budget cutbacks. We are anticipating their recommendations in the coming weeks.

– Update on Fred Meyer changing its plans to tear down its current store and the adjacent Greenwood Market for a massive retail-residential development, and instead remodel its current store, and turn the Greenwood Market building into its home-and-garden center.
– Update on the Seattle Parks Department’s proposal to build a new park in Greenwood. According to the GCC, the Parks Department is negotiating with the owner of the property at 8100 Greenwood Ave. N. (immediately north of the library, currently housing Manna Teriyaki, Aloha Ramen and Greenwood Quick Stop). If those negotiations fail, the GCC says the Parks Department is looking at an alternate site at 8301 Greenwood Ave. N., currently housing Greenwood Cleaners and two homes.
– Update on the Parks Opportunity Fund Application.

The Greater Greenwood Design and Development Advocacy Group presented a case for the proposed site at 101 NW 85th Street and, thanks in large part to their effort, it has made it through the first round of cuts. It didn’t make the draft Final List. There will be a public hearing on the Draft Final List, on October 25, 2010 (Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E, Seattle WA 98112). A schedule timeline can be seen at here.

– Update on a proposed conservation area at the SW corner of North 87th Street and 1st Avenue Northwest.