Last night, nearly 150 people packed into Wedgwood Presbyterian Church for the WCC’s January general meeting, co-hosted by Seattle Parks and Wedgwood Parks. The purpose of the meeting was to formally announce the WCC’s recommended site for park acquisition, the Morningside Substation, using legislatively approved funds from the 2008 Parks and Open Green Spaces Levy.
Towards the end of open questions, Chip Nevins asked for a show of hands to see who is in favor of Parks acquiring the Morningside Substation. An overwhelming majority of those in attendance raised their hands in support of Parks acquiring new park space within the Wedgwood business district. Don Harris, Property and Acquisition Service Manager at Seattle Parks, spoke towards the end meeting and complimented the Wedgwood neighborhood on its passion and community engagement. The Wedgwood Community Council couldn’t agree more with Mr. Harris. Not only were Wedgwoodians concerned about CC & Company but also respectfully listened and responded to each other throughout the meeting.
Stay tuned for the next steps for park acquisition and development. We will be applying for a Small & Simple Grant through the Department of Neighborhoods, which we will need community participation and provide a financial match. Please email » Wedgwood Parks if you would like to get involved.
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