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Reminder: Greenwood Community Council meets tonight to discuss new development, street tree maintenance, Greenwood Senior Center and pedestrian bridge over I-5

A reminder that the Greenwood Community Council meets at 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday) at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. It’s going to be jam-packed with some big issues.

The developers of a six-story, 220-unit apartment building planned for 320 N. 85th St., where All That Dance is currently (and which formerly was the Department of Licensing) will be there to get community feedback before their Early Design Guidance meeting with the city’s Northwest Design Review Board the following week. You can see the initial design proposal online.

At 7:45, there will be a discussion of best practices for maintaining trees along public right of ways in the wake of Seattle City Light’s recent aggressive tree pruning along Greenwood Avenue.

At 8:10, Phinney Neighborhood Association Executive Director Lee Harper will talk about the history and future options of its Greenwood Senior Center, as the city considers whether to transfer the property to the PNA.

Also, a late addition to the agenda calls for a vote on whether the GCC should add its name to a letter reaffirming support for the planned pedestrian bridge connecting North Seattle College and the 100th Street corridor to the Northgate light rail station across I-5.

The last hurdle is for North Seattle College to grant an easement on their property. We’ve been asked to add our name to a letter reaffirming support for the bridge, urging its implementation before rail opens, and sticking with a compromise design that will not raise costs, impact environmentally sensitive areas, or risk delay to implementation. You can see it here. We will have a vote whether to add our name to the letter early in the meeting, but will not have time to debate it so if you have questions, come early to ask them or feel free to vote no.