Author: RB-Admin

SEED Gateway Plans for Mt. Baker and Rainier Beach – Survey

SEED designed two Rainier Valley Gateway plans, Mt Baker and Rainier Beach, which list recommendations to creating vibrant 24-hour business districts at the northern and southern entrances of the Rainier Valley. These “action” plans provides quick wins that can be implemented within 1-2 years with community and city support. It also presents recommendations that require funding support in next 1-2 years so that implementation can be accomplished in 3-6 years. The major themes of the Gateway Plans are: · Creating the type of environment that is conducive to more sustainable methods of transportation, including accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists. · Identify opportunities for creating a specific, physical marker that will serve as gateways to the Rainier Valley. · Create a dense, safe and vibrant “town center” which has a concentration of interrelated uses that provide for a range of activities to occur. · Achieve a balance of jobs, housing retail, open space and community facilities. The essence of a mixed-use area is that it allows for opportunities to live, work, and play within the same area. The Rainier Beach boundary is along Rainier Ave S between 51st (Safeway) and along 57th (Cafe Vignole). Mt Baker is from around the light rail station to Walden St. (Claremont Apartments) between MLK and Rainier Ave S. SEED is requesting community feedback. The plan and survey can be found at the SEED website....

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GET ONLINE highlights free/low-cost computer training, Nov. 18

Did you know you can attend classes for free or low-cost at computer learning centers in your own neighborhood? Stop by your nearest participating center on Thursday, November 18 between 4:00 and 8:00 PM and GET ONLINE! There will be activities and demonstrations on many topics, including: social networking, posting/viewing photos online, paying bills online, using email, accessing wireless networks, using Skype to make free phone calls, and using the internet safely. For more information on specific locations, or to find out how to volunteer, visit List of participating centers: STAR Center; Neighborhood House; Refugee Women’s Alliance; Horn of Africa Services; Seattle Urban League; and the South Park, Yesler, Garfield, and Rainier RecTech Centers, which are located in the Community...

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