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NEWS ARCHIVE 2003



Seattle's creeks were once choked with salmon. Do we have the courage to bring them back?: Guest editorial by Bob Simmons mentioning Thornton Creek. The Seattle Times (May 11, 2003)

Why They Call it a Community Plan: Guest editorial by City Council Peter Steinbrueck regarding the thoughtfulness that went into community planning efforts. The Seattle Times (May 9, 2003)

Ceis Fire: Amy Jenniges Takes Neighbors' Grievance List to Deputy Mayor: An interview with Deputy Mayor Tim Ceis on Northgate, University and South Lake Union issues. The Stranger (May 8, 2003)

Council Shouldn't Squander Opportunity to Create Jobs: Guest editorial by Carl Behnke and Steve Leahy supporting the Mayor's plan at Northgate. The Seattle Times (May 6, 2003)

Neighborhood Activists Take Nickels to Task: A coalition of city-wide neighborhood groups has been formed to address the Mayor's apparent deviation from neighborhood plans in Northgate, South Lake Union and the University District. The Seattle Times (May 2, 2003)

Neighborhood groups unite, want role in mayor's development plans: The City Neighborhood Council, sponsored by the Department of Neighborhoods, has offered to meet with the Mayor on May 19 out of concern that his recent development plans for several neighborhoods run counter to area plans. The Seattle P-I (May 2, 2003)

Mr. Nickels' Neighborhoods: How the Mayor ran on a neighborhood platform but now seems to be making proposals that go against the neighborhood plans. The Stranger (May 1, 2003)

SEPA Determination to Allow Parks and Libraries as Acceptable Uses on Major Pedestrian Streets: Prior to this decision, parks and libraries were not specifically allowed on 5th Avenue NE in their proposed location. DCLU Land Use Information Bulliten (May 1, 2003)

Vacant Lot to become Urban Oasis: Maple Leaf P-Patch purchase touted in a City press release. (April 25, 2003)

Council Members Call For Community Reviews Of Northgate, South Lake Union Development Plans: City press release about a special review process that can be triggered when conditions in a neighborhood differ greatly from the targets in their respective Neighborhood Plans. Several Councilmembers are calling for such a review as a way of ensuring an open public examination of those Neighborhood Plans. City Press Release (April 24, 2003)

The Great Northgate Mystery: The Stranger's story, which was just brought to the attention of the webmaster, detailing the communities' concerns that the Mayor would seek to abolish the GDP. How right they were! The Stranger (March 6, 2003)

Nickels Wants to Repeal Northgate Plan: The Seattle Times (March 18, 2003)

Critics Rip Northgate Plan: Community Response to Mayor's Plan. The Seattle P-I (March 18, 2003)

Mayor Nickels Unleashes Northgate Action: Mayor's press release about plans for Northgate (March 17, 2003)

Sims Announces New Partnerships: County Executive announcement of support for Mayor's plan, with new details about the County's plans for the South Lot. (3/17/03)

Extending Light Rail to Northgate May Cost $2 Billion: The Seattle Times (3/12/03)

Sound Transit Considers Tunnel for North Line: The Seattle Times (3/10/03)

Mayor Nickels tries to sell his Northgate "vision": The Seattle Sun (2/2003)

Mayor Nickels Missing the Mark in Northgate Development says councilmember: Seattle Press (2/3/03)

Northgate Library Site Plan Preview: The Seattle Sun (2/2003)

Initiative I-80 and Creek Daylighting Editorial: The Seattle Sun (2/2003)

Simon Property Group in Hostile Takeover Bid of Rival: The Seattle P-I (1/16/2003)

Business Beat: New Costco, Olive Garden: The Seattle Sun (1/2003)

Malls Busy Despite Recession: The Seattle P-I (1/4/03)

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