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Growth, Alderwood style: Alderwood Mall announces plans to become 50% larger. Articles: The Seattle Times (5/23/02) , The Seattle P-I (5/23/02)

Mayor Nickels breaks planning "logjam" at Northgate: Mayor Nickels has announced his intentions regarding Northgate in a just-issued press release. (May 15, 2002) Articles: The Seattle Times (May 16, 2002) , The Seattle P-I (5/17/2002). Several local activist groups have responded in a letter to Mayor Nickels. (5/20/02)

Mayor Nickels' open letter about Northgate: This letter explains what the Mayor plans to get development and community building going again in the neighborhood. Read the letter. (May 15, 2002)

No hope for Security Properties on Northgate South Lot: Several factors have thwarted plans of Security Properties to build a massive development on the South Lot of the mall. Though the company was open to exploring the daylighting of Thornton Creek, the devil was in the details. Time ran out on their option to purchase the property without a viable agreement with creek activists. The Seattle Sun (May 2002)

Northwest Hospital's new ER: A $6 million expansion of this community hospital is now a year old. The hospital plans to begin construction later this year on an 880-stall parking structure on the southwest corner of their property. Development of the hospital's campus is governed by a master institutional plan. The Seattle Sun (May 2002)

Seattle Police's North Precinct plans expansion: Local residents are concerned about a feasibility study the city is conducting to expand the North Precinct. Issues include the impact on a pond south of the station, and the proposed 30 foot height of the new building. The Seattle Sun (May 2002)

Thornton Creek editorial: Cheryl Klinker, past president of the Thornton Creek Alliance, shares her concerns for the creek in this Earth Day issue opinion piece.The Seattle Sun (May 2002)

Northgate will test Mayor Nickels Civic Agenda: This article rather accurately depicts the challenges facing the new Mayor. Will he step up to the plate and provide leadership for the neighborhood? Stay tuned. . . .The Seattle P-I (1/18/02)

Northgate/Maple Leaf housing values up 10.5% this year: According to a Seattle Times computer analysis of King County Assessor's data, the Northgate/Maple Leaf area has seen per square foot values rise this past year. The print article has graphs and lists our neighborhood among the top ten gainers in the county. The Seattle Times (01/27/02)

King County buying piece of South Lot: On 12/13/01, sources confirmed the rumor that King County has an offer on the table to buy the westernmost 3.9 acres of the South lot of Northgate Mall. Whether Simon is seriously considering other offers for parts or all of the remainder of the South lot is an open question. Articles: Puget Sound Business Journal (12/21/01); The Seattle Times (12/10/01); King County's website; The Seattle P-I (1/3/02); The Seattle Press (1/3/02); The Seattle Sun (1/2002).

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