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What if you were 'King of Northgate?'


Although we got rid of the anarchy political system a couple of centuries ago, I thought it would be fun to pretend to be 'King of Northgate.'

And that's not far off from what the City would like you to do! Yes, you!

After an interesting 'by invitation only' Northgate workshop this month where residents were able to design to their hearts content where the new library, community center, light rail station, and parks, the city decided to open up the floor to anyone.

That's where you come in! We want your creative ideas, your concerns, your own take on the whole "to daylight or not to daylight Thornton Creek."

In addition, there will be lots of 'experts' present on everything from environmental constraints to fiscal realities - not to bring your feet back on the ground right away.

Of course, none of this would be taking place if I had won the $30 million lotter last month. I would have bought the Northgate Mall south lot and would be playing with my legos now! (I did win $3 - that should buy me a nice pen and pack of paper.)

The workshop will be held at Nathan Hale High School cafeteria, beginning with an open house on Friday, Dec. 1, that will be held from 5-7 p.m. Discussions of the development concepts for the light rail station will continue on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public. Nathan Hale is located at 10750 30th Ave. NE.

For more information about the workshops, call Tracy Reed of Sound Transit at 398-5205 or Kevin O'Neill of the City at 684-8376. (Comments and questions on DCLU's proposed changes to the land-use code relating to nonconformity may be addressed to Bill Mills at DCLU, 684-8738. Comments may also be sent to Jill Berkey in City Council member Judy Nicastro's office, 600 Fourth Avenue, 11th floor. Seattle, WA 98104.