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GrIP Meeting: Turning A Mall Parking Lot into a Walkable Green Infrastructure Community - Thursday, June 15 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Turning A Mall Parking Lot into a Walkable Green Infrastructure Community

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 2 pm - 4 pm

 
Northgate Community Center: 
10510 5th Ave NE,
Seattle, WA 98125


Directions & Parking Tips:

Google Maps Directions

The Northgate Transit Center is located within a 10 minute walk or 3 minute bus ride of the Northgate Community Center. Parking is also available at the Northgate Community Center. Public Transportation and carpooling is encouraged.

About this meeting:

Before Northgate Mall was built in the 1950s, it was the headwaters of Thornton Creek, a salmon-spawning stream. The I-5 highway cut off the headwaters, putting the stream into a pipe. In 2013, a new development turned 6 acres of asphalt parking lot into Seattle’s first LEED Silver neighborhood, with 387 apartments, senior housing, a medical center, stores and restaurants, as well as a lush green bioswale that filters runoff pollution before it can reach the creek.

Come hear from the designers and thought-leaders who created this dynamic green infrastructure community. We’ll wrap up with a walking tour of the bioswale and Happy Hour at the Watershed Pub.

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The Green Infrastructure Partnership is a group of nonprofits, government agencies, community-based organizations, and businesses who deliver green solutions to stormwater pollution via education, technical assistance, and incentive programs. Our goal is to offer networking, education, and collaboration opportunities that bolster voluntary green infrastructure implementation in the Seattle area as an affordable and effective solution for preventing polluted stormwater runoff in Puget Sound. Please visit our Webpage for more information and to subscribe to our mailing list: http://www.700milliongallons.org/grip