According to Mayor John Marchione: "...Regarding the (Redmond) blog, the City has a very good relationship with Redmond Town Center. We are working together to transfer land buffering Bear Creek to City control. Earlier in the year we approached Macerich for permission to perform survey work on the land in anticipation of the project. There was a delay as attorney’s work on language. But the delay was weeks, not months or years..... Read More >>
The land purchased we discussed, rather obliquely, is not related to the Bear Creek relocation at all. In my eleven months, the relationship with Macerich is going swimmingly (yes, pun intended). We want to continue to work with Macerich and our other business partners to make Redmond a great city to live, work, shop, and play. Together we can protect and enhance the environment and add to our open spaces for everyone to enjoy." 12-3
By "swimmingly", John could be referring to the severe December floods at RTC property over the last two years. The next flood is bound to be much worse after four new lanes on SR520 lanes are expanded into the creek flood-zone. Redmond needs the Bear Creek buffers restored to safeguard Redmond Town Center merchants and SR520. Macerich REIT built the Center on a 100-year flood plain.
Macerich partners with the City to promote the Winter Lights Festival to make Redmond a great city to live and and attract customers to RTC. Macerich REIT should further our partnership to protect and enhance our environment by contributing to our open space. Endangered, wild salmon need protections as much as RTC needs 1) flood hazard protections and 2) a "green" amenity to attract customers. Marcerich REIT could benefit tremendously by being socially responsible to our neighborhoods by dedicating their idle buffer land to public open space. A Win! Win!
Sunday, December 7, 2008 TIME: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Food and Beverages
Enjoy complimentary tastes of food and beverages
representing the diversity of our community
Seasonal Songs - NW Boychoir
Hispanic Dance - Joyas Mesteas
Caribbean Steel Drums - Islanders Steel Drum Band
Holiday Carols - Silverbells Carolers
Zydeco Accordion - Murl Allen Sanders
Multicultural International Vocalist - Gina Sala
Taiko Drummers - Kaze Daiko Taiko Ensemble
FREE Arts and Crafts hosted by faith communities of Redmond
Parking: Shuttle parking between RTC, City Hall, and Senior Center.
HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING PROGRAMS AT REDMOND TOWN CENTER
Home Team Harvest - Saturday, December 6
Redmond Town Center welcomes KING 5 News as they hold their annual HomeTeam Harvest to collect food donations for people in need. Community members can donate non-perishable food items on-site. SE Corner of Redmond Town Center near Red Robin Sat, Dec 6.
Friends of Youth, Nov. 28 -Dec. 24Light up the holiday season for youth without homes or families. Just grab a tag and return a new, unwrapped gift or gift card.
Redmond Town Center, Center Street Plaza, 16595 NE 74th St
Nov 28- Dec 24
425-869-6490 x309, http://www.friendsofyouth.org/
It's a Wrap, Dec. 11
To make the holidays brighter for under served and economically challenged women, Redmond Town Center is hosting this great event. Volunteers will wrap new holiday gifts for women in our community who might not be receiving gifts this season. Volunteer to wrap a few gifts.
Dec 11 from 6-8pm
425-702-0303 Call Redmond Town Center for reservations and information.
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December to 22nd. 425-869-6024, http://www.hope-link.org/
OVERLAKE CHURCH IS HOSTING "WORLD VISION EXPERIENCE" FOR CHILDREN AND AIDS, December 11-16. 425-702-0303