Recap of Graham Street Station neighborhood tour
Jun 2, 2015 — Hey folks,
For those of you who didn't make it, I just wanted to report that the Graham Street Station neighborhood tour was great - a big shout out to the folks at Puget Sound Sage, OneAmerica, and Transportation Choices Coalition for pulling it all together. Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine were both in attendance, as well as other Sound Transit and City of Seattle officials and staff.
Susanna Tran and her dad, Hugh, were awesome tour guides and led folks on a tour of Viet Wah and Tony's Bakery (and we got delicious food and drink samples). We then walked over to the Co Lam Temple and met with the monks who showed us around the beautiful grounds, and concluded at the Filipino Community Center where Executive Director Sheila Burrus gave us a tour of the facility (if you ever need to rent a ballroom, give them a call!) and talked about the 70 units of affordable housing they're building adjacent to the center. I forgot my camera but here are some pictures I snapped with my phone: https://www.dropbox.com/sc/v9t6lzdn8xsdnzv/AABsXJCBLx1U2kyfs0wBp4h_a
The tour was really helpful for illustrating the vibrant community here and how many residents, shoppers, students, worshippers, etc. would be served by a light rail station.
P.S. If you've never visited the Co Lam Temple, it is open to the public most of the time, the temple is beautiful, the gardens and statuary are amazing, and the monks are very welcoming.
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