April 13th’s Public Planning Meeting attracted about 50 neighbors (45 signed the register). Design consultant Peggy Gaynor, GAYNOR, Inc., used large format posters to illustrate the history of the land, analysis of the site and background for the planning process.
Aerial Photos from 1936 to 1974 show the increase in development surrounding the Park. The current habitat and features map is the result of the March 2011 site survey and mapping effort by GAYNOR, Inc. This poster of Park photos shows ground-level views in the Park. The Site Analysis Map marks areas of greatest wildlife use, most disturbance, shade and sun, and forest types. The forest is threatened by invasive plants. This Urban Forest poster shows why the City of Seattle is promoting urban forest restoration in this and all parks.
Meeting attendees discussed the Three Goals and Objectives in small table groups. Summaries of the table discussions are the first part of this Public Comments document. The main part of the Public Comments document has specific opinions from 30 attendees on the Three Goals and Objectives, and a summary of opinion.
The second Public Meeting will be Tuesday May 31, 2011, same time and place, 6:30PM in the St Matthew Parish Conference Rooms, 1270 NE 127th Street, Seattle 98125.