My interview with Doug Schwartz, editor of the Capitol Hill Times, for his article about me got me thinking about what challenges might still face us as a neighborhood. (BTW, here's what I do with the rest of my life). In Jerry Large's recent column I remarked "in all honesty, now that Deano's bar has closed, there is very little for us to concern ourselves with.", but he noted: I'm sure he'll find something else. And now that the Deano's property has been sold and demolished, there's even less to do
Here's a list of the issues that I think might concern us. If they're BLUE, I've added a post/link about it and that's the link. If not, not yet.
- Neighborhood Planning
- Zoning and other development issues (see the "comments" section for links to townhouse stuff)
- Building projects in the Madison Area
- Mixed Income Housing
- Public Safety: most issues gone way, now that the bar in Madison is closed, but the problems persist at 23rd & Union, and could easily return. Still occasional reports of issues in the area: see the CD News.
- Miller Community Center and its Advisory Council (that could be you)
BTW: See the Livable Seattle Movement's website for some neighbors' provocative views on many of these issues, and consider attending the Seattle Community Council Federation's Annual Workshop (Saturday June 21st, 10 - 1), which will be a dialog with the Livable Seattle Movement.