LOL Belltown "community" center
Belltown doesn't need a community center. Neither does South Lake Union.
Belltowners deserve the same benefits that other neighborhoods enjoy. We should get more than excuses for the taxes we pay. Period.
I used to live in SLU before moving to Belltown. The SLU community center and the bathrooms in the adjacent park were largely a hangout for drug-dealers, substance abusers and other scary people. We've got enough of that here in Belltown already, thanks.
They won't get one until the monorail gets built.
Of course Belltown has a community center--it's the sidewalk on both sides of 3rd avenue between Virgina and Blanchard.
Of course Belltown has a community center, it's the sidewalk on both sides of 3rd Ave between Pine and Blanchard
The parks building in Denny Park is quite a nice structure - at least on the outside (I've never been inside it). Like the City Light north service center, which was designed by the same architect, it's probably the nicest looking structure in the area.
I'm sure the people who work there hate it. City employees always hate where they work. Except for me, of course.
And despite all this, the city is trying to cut funding to the Cascade People's Center, which is unofficially the nicest and best used community center in the city.
@3: Zander does the belltown "community council" still meet in one of your condo building's meeting rooms? Don't a lot of its new buildings have those? What is it exactly you need a community center for? The homeless that don't get through your gates?
The Belltown Community Council ("BCC") meets in Bell Tower at 2215 First Avenue in the First Floor Community Room on the third Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is 17 September 2008 (Wednesday). Bell Tower is owned by the Seattle Housing Authority.
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