SLU Community Council Welcomes Netherlands American Chamber Director

South Lake Union has been garnering attention from around the globe in recent years due to its revitalization efforts, rapid growth, and the public process of bringing voices together to help shape its outcome.

One of our most recent visitors was Patrick Mikkelsen, executive director of the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce. He was in Seattle early February as a part of a U.S. State Department professional exchange program exploring urban planning and design practices, and urban renewal efforts in America.

He and his team joined the South Lake Union Community Council  Policy and Planning Committee at the SLU architectural offices of Weber Thompson. We had a spirited conversation about everything from low income housing, to corporate anchors, the biotech hub, and to our public/private urban spaces. Patrick was inquisitive, enthusiastic, and had a lot to offer by allowing us to see ourselves through a European perspective.

The community council's Planning and Policy Committee meets monthly and reviews neighborhood planning, infrastructure, as well as development projects slated in South Lake Union.

To learn more about this committee and our work, please join us at the upcoming South Lake Union Community Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 4 p.m. To 6 p.m. at the Museum of History and Industry at Lake Union Park.

~ Jim Goodspeed is a board member of the South Lake Union Community Council, neighborhood resident and Principal of Goodspeed Architecture.

Next Meeting:

WHAT: South Lake Union Community Council Monthly Meeting DATE: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 TIME: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE: Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) 860 Terry Ave. North, Seattle, WA  98109 GETTING THERE: Walk, pedal or ride the Seattle Streetcar to the Lake Union Park stop. Public parking available through City of Seattle paid street-side parking. MORE INFO: