Kent, Des Moines plan meeting for Midway

The cities of Kent and Des Moines are having a series of public meetings to gather the community’s thoughts and ideas on what Midway could look like in the future, what kinds of businesses are needed, and what types of transportation options would support a new Midway. Interested parties are asked to attend an open house from 6-8 p.m. May 28 at the Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St.

  • Monday, June 2, 2008 1:45pm
  • News

The cities of Kent and Des Moines are having a series of public meetings to gather the community’s thoughts and ideas on what Midway could look like in the future, what kinds of businesses are needed, and what types of transportation options would support a new Midway. Interested parties are asked to attend an open house from 6-8 p.m. May 28 at the Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St.

“The Cities of Kent and Des Moines together will be reaching out to the public in an effort to find out what is needed to make Midway the best it can be,” said Gloria Gould-Wessen, project lead for Envision Midway. “We want to hear from residents and businesses in the Midway area, and those who shop or travel through there. Everyone has something to contribute when it comes to thinking about change.”

The cities’ respective councils recently defined the mission for the project. The goal is to transform the Midway community into a sustainable urban area which enhances commercial development and optimizes its geographic location, wide range of transportation options, educational institutions, and views.

City staff will conduct follow-up public meetings in July and October.

More information about the Envision Midway project can be found at www.envision

midway.com, or by contacting Gloria Gould-Wessen in Kent, 253-856-5441 or Denise Lathrop in Des Moines, 206-870-6563.

More in News

A Kent pioneer calls it a career

Dr. Sue Hollinsworth, the city’s first female dentist, is retiring after 40 years of practice

Take online survey about city of Kent parks

Staff seeks feedback about how to improve parks

Morris suspends his King County prosecuting attorney race due to medical reasons

Only challenger against Prosecuting Attorney Satterberg

Kent’s ShoWare Center first in line to get funds from county lodging tax

If revenues high enough, arena to get $200,000 per year

‘Telling Our Stories Art, Social Justice & Superheroes’ coming to Daniel Elementary

Daniel Elementary School hosts Diversity Appreciation Night on Thursday, Sept. 27, featuring… Continue reading

Kent, Sound Transit dispute bus plan at new Sounder garage

City staff claims street cannot handle Metro bus traffic

South King County candidates forum to feature community stories, issues

Washington CAN (Community Action Network) is partnering with community organizations to host… Continue reading

Kent City Councilman Thomas continues fight against diabetes

Returns to council for two straight meetings after long absence

State Patrol bust nine in prostitution sting at Federal Way I-5 rest area

Rest stop just south of Wild Waves near South 369th Street

Most Read