25th & Union Parklet & Little Free Library
Sat, Apr 22 from 10am - 2pm
April 22, 2017
Start: 10:00 AM at Cortona Café
End: 2:00 PM at Nova High School
Seattle’s Central District has often been seen as ground zero for change in the City. Currently, the neighborhood is grappling with a number of large scale changes, including infrastructure improvements, development and new construction. Residents of the historically African-American neighborhood have been searching for ways to maintain a sense of community and character. This event will be hosted in partnership with the Friends of the 25th & Union Parklet and Little Free Library, and will focus on community building and engagement strategies through the exploration of a number of Central Area projects. The walking portion of the event will be led by Feet First, beginning at the Parklet at Cortona Cafe and ending at the Nova High School. The tour will stop at the new Outdoor Living Room at Garfield Community Center, the Central Area Greenway, and more. After convening at Nova, participants will have lunch and a brief presentation from community members and project leaders, followed by time for Q&A and discussion.
Amanda Bryan, Project Team, 25th & Union Street Parklet
Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, Committee Member, Historic Central Area Arts & Cultural District
Pamela Kliment, Project Planner, Seattle Parks & Recreation
John Stewart, Board of Directors & Policy Committee Chair, Feet First
Kelly Sommerfield, Project Team, 25th & Union Street Parklet
Neighborhood Exchange programs are free and include lunch. Reservations are required.
This program is supported by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Matching Fund