It will be summer again, someday. And CD residents could have a little more public beachfront nearby if a plan to tear down a Madison Park Beach fence goes through, our sister site CHS reports.
The Seattle Parks Board is considering a proposal to open up the shoreline on park land just north of the popular beach — a public hearing is scheduled for early November.
The Madison Park Blogger says the neighborhood, in a theme that seems to define Seattle living as the city’s population grows and density increases, is torn:
While we may really be the elitist, keep-it-all-to-ourselves kind of neighborhood that our detractors claim we are, I’d like to think we’re better than that.
The choice before us, I believe, is this: Do we as a community wish we were more like our exclusive enclave, Broadmoor, with its perimeter walls and gate guards? Or are we a neighborhood that believes in sharing with other Seattleites the very amenities that help make this Village by the Lake a joy for those of us lucky enough to live here?
Here’s the meeting poster: