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January 29, 2013

University District Livability Partnership to unveil Commercial Revitalization Plan Jan. 31

News and Information

The public is invited to participate in the unveiling of the University District Livability Partnership’s Commercial Revitalization Plan at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 31, at Alder Commons, 1315 NE Campus Pkwy.

The livability partnership’s goal is to encourage investment to foster a a vibrant, innovative and diverse community. The Commercial Revitalization Plan forms the foundation for building successful working relationships between the community, the university and the city to plan for change now and work together toward the betterment of the University District community in the decades ahead, according to the project website

As part of the livability partnership, the Jan. 31 event will focus on the topic “With Partnerships” and will explore examples of other successful community, city and university partnerships throughout the nation.  This will be the third and final U District Next: A Community Conversation event.

UW President Michael K. Young , Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and Council Member Richard Conlin will provide brief remarks  prior to two guest speakers: Terry Foegler, past president of Campus Partners in Columbus, Ohio, and Kristine Cunningham, executive director of ROOTS, a young adult shelter in Seattle.  Margaret O’Mara, associate professor of history at the UW, will moderate the discussion.

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For more information, contact Kateri Schlessman, kateris@uw.edu, 206- 543-3542, Andres Mantilla, Andres.Mantilla@seattle.gov, 206- 233-3868,