parks and recreation http://www.kplu.org en Options for Seattle community centers include closures http://www.kplu.org/post/options-seattle-community-centers-include-closures <p>Some neighborhoods could lose their central gathering spots for kids and seniors. The city is considering closing several community centers or reducing hours to cut costs.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 23:25:41 +0000 Charla Bear 1892 at http://www.kplu.org Options for Seattle community centers include closures New York architect presents design ideas for Seattle waterfront http://www.kplu.org/post/new-york-architect-presents-design-ideas-seattle-waterfront <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-969878.mp3</p><p>Hundreds of people packed into a waterfront auditorium last night (Thurs.) in Seattle. They came to see concepts of what the city might look like, once the Alaskan Way Viaduct comes down. Fri, 20 May 2011 20:31:55 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1637 at http://www.kplu.org New York architect presents design ideas for Seattle waterfront Seattle waterfront redesign moves ahead with presentation of ideas http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-waterfront-redesign-moves-ahead-presentation-ideas <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-969540.mp3</p><p>Soon, the public will have an opportunity to see some initial ideas for what Seattle&rsquo;s waterfront could look like after the Alaskan Way Viaduct comes down. The city plans to redevelop 26 blocks along Elliott Bay between King Street and Broad Street.</p><p>Designers from James Corner Field Operations will <a href="http://waterfrontseattle.org/">present preliminary concepts and ask for input tonight</a> at Bell Harbor Conference Center on Pier 66.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 19 May 2011 14:30:00 +0000 Charla Bear 1628 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle waterfront redesign moves ahead with presentation of ideas Kurt Cobain sculpture commemorates death of a native son in Aberdeen http://www.kplu.org/post/kurt-cobain-sculpture-commemorates-death-native-son-aberdeen <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-961927.mp3</p><p>Seventeen years after his death, legendary Pacific Northwest grunge guitarist Kurt Cobain is finally being fully embraced by his former home town.&nbsp;</p><p>A concrete sculpture replicating one of his guitars is now installed in a city park in Aberdeen.&nbsp; Steven Friederich, a news reporter with the <a href="http://www.thedailyworld.com/">Aberdeen Daily World</a>, who has a story on the unveiling on the site today, says for years, Aberdeen rejected Cobain as a drug addict.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 23:29:37 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1142 at http://www.kplu.org Kurt Cobain sculpture commemorates death of a native son in Aberdeen What should Seattle’s waterfront look like? Public event seeks ideas http://www.kplu.org/post/what-should-seattle%E2%80%99s-waterfront-look-public-event-seeks-ideas <p>With the <a href="http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Viaduct/Schedule.htm">Alaskan Way viaduct scheduled to be demolished in 2016</a>, Seattle area residents are dreaming up possibilities for connecting the waterfront to the city. For decades, the viaduct has largely blocked Elliott Bay, unless you&#39;re driving on it or looking out of a high rise building.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:05:52 +0000 Charla Bear 817 at http://www.kplu.org What should Seattle’s waterfront look like? Public event seeks ideas What should happen to Seattle's community centers? http://www.kplu.org/post/what-should-happen-seattles-community-centers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949107.mp3</p><p>If you care about youth sports, neighborhood gatherings or activities for seniors, you might rely on community centers. In Seattle, some <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/council/newsdetail.asp?id=11398&amp;Dept=28">big changes to the facilities could be on the way</a>. Officials say they’re too expensive as the city struggles with shrinking revenue. So they're asking anyone who's interested in community centers to help decide their fate.</p><p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:11:37 +0000 Charla Bear 671 at http://www.kplu.org What should happen to Seattle's community centers? Magnuson Park fans want to keep old buildings in use http://www.kplu.org/post/magnuson-park-fans-want-keep-old-buildings-use <P>Seattle's <A href="http://www.seattle.gov/parks/Magnuson/reservations.htm#special">Magnuson Park</A> has one of the city's largest spaces to host large events, and it's well used, but it may face closure plans. Sat, 20 Nov 2010 01:03:32 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 185 at http://www.kplu.org Magnuson Park fans want to keep old buildings in use