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  • Karen Wood
    A reminder ...... the second public meeting to continue development of the concept plan for Montlake Waterfront Park will be held Wednesday evening 7-9PM at
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 4, 2006
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      A reminder ...... the second public meeting to continue development of the concept plan for Montlake Waterfront Park will be held Wednesday evening 7-9PM at the Queen City Yacht Club.  An article was submitted  to Montlake Flyer, however, the Flyer will not be delivered in time to reach the community.  Notices of all three meetings were previously published in the Montlake Flyer and another was sent by U.S. mail from Seattle Parks and Recreation.  We hope you will attend and participate in the planning process and comment on the preliminary plans which will be presented by the architect, John Barker.
      Please remind your neighbors who may not subscribe to the Montlake Forum, thank you.  The article which will be in the April Flyer -





      The combined groups of Montlake Waterfront Park & South Portage Bay Reclamation had their first public meeting with the residents of Montlake and Portage Bay/Roanoke Park.  John Barker of Barker Landscape Architects and Susanne Friedman of Seattle Parks and Recreation Dept. led the group on a site walk to familiarize residents with the area of park wetlands and shoreline being considered for future enhancement.


      The group met after the site walk to discuss the concept plan possibilities which include ideas such as boardwalks trails, viewings blinds (habitat viewing areas which do not disturb wildlife) trail access and connections, way-finding, educational opportunities, picnicking areas and cycling paths.   Many ideas and concerns were voiced by various members of both communities. 


      Barker Landscape architects will incorporate the information gathered at the meeting held on February 25th, to design three alternative plans.  The plans will be presented for review and comment at the second public meeting to be held on Wednesday, April 5th at the Queen City Yacht Club from 7-9 PM.   Wetland delineation is being done by Adolfson Associates who will coordinate the information with Barker.  The websites for the two firms are www.barkerla.com and www.adolfson.com


      There are two public meetings, hosted by the Queen City Yacht Club, to complete the information gathering and Concept Design process. We hope that all interested residents of Montlake and Portage Bay will participate by attending the meetings to participate in the planning discussions.   


                     April 5th, Wednesday 7-9 PM- Preliminary Presentation and discussion

                  May 17th, Wednesday 7-9 PM- Preliminary Presentation and discussion


      Friends of South Portage Bay Reclamation continue their ongoing work on the west end of the site at 15th Avenue behind the Four Seasons Apartments.  They meet the second Saturday of each month from 9AM until Noon to remove invasive plants which will be replaced by natives.  WE WOULD WELCOME ANY VOLUNTEER HELP WITH THE RENOVATION.  You can commit to an occasional work party if you have limited time or come out every month; the view of Portage Bay is inspiring.  If you have more money than time, please consider donating to our efforts.  You can find information about the site at www.fabnia.org  (FUHRMAN AND BOYER NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT ASSOC.)


      If you have questions, please contact: President of FABNIA, APreston@.... or Karen Wood, landmarkconstruction@....  If you have questions regarding the meetings please contact Wilhelmina Condon, President of the Montlake Waterfront Park Steering Committee wcondon7@...,  Laura Gardner, laura@....


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