Greenwood Community Council
7:00 PM Tuesday March 19
Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N
Topic: Looking Back-and Forward-on the Greenwood Town Center Plan
and also A report from the 2013 legislative session by Rep. Gael Tarleton
7:00 – Welcome and Introductions
7:05 – Panel Discussion on the Town Center, including:
- Councilmember Richard Conlin, Seattle City Council
- Gary Brunt, Greenwood Shopping Center and
- Scott Nolte, Taproot Theatre
- Matt Anderson, Heartland LLC
8:05 – Report from the Legislature
- Rep. Gael Tarleton, 36th District
8:30 – Adjourn
Eight years ago the Greenwood Community Council joined with the (former) Phinney-Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, representatives from city departments, the Greenwood Shopping Center and Fred Meyer to develop a plan for Greenwood’s Town Center. It was a pro-active approach by the Community Council to develop a vision for new development, and the focus was on things that would make the Town Center more active and pedestrian-friendly, uniting the pedestrian downtown with the more car-friendly shopping center. Consultants were hired to look at the mix of businesses that could be attracted to the area, the urban form and transportation system, and their work was discussed in large public forums. The plan called for new design guidelines (since adopted), mixed use development on the shopping center site, and a walkway or street connection between downtown and the shopping center among other things.
The new Fred Meyer is completed, the first stages of Piper Village are done, a new street connecting Greenwood and the shopping center is shaping up, and the Taproot is getting ready to construct their theatre expansion. So the questions for this meeting is: What still needs to be done to make the Town Center active, walkable and economically healthy? How can the Fred Meyer be an anchor for activity throughout the Town Center that results in a better downtown Greenwood?
The Greenwood Community Council usually meets on the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months at 7PM in the Greenwood Library.