History of Issaquah-Fall City Road documented, now online

March 23, 2010

After more than a year of on-the-road and in-the-archives research, the King County Road Services Division has compiled the history of Issaquah-Fall City Road. Find the information on a Web site packed with maps, photos, facts, and a mile-by-mile guide to the corridor.

The effort marks the completion of the county Historic and Scenic Corridors Project.

“County roads have always been important links to regional and community history, and this project resulted in a wealth of material that helps explain not only our transportation history, but also our human history here in King County,” county Road Services Division Linda Dougherty said in a news release.

The road division partnered with the county cultural services agency, 4Culture, and the King County Historic Preservation Program.

The grant-funded project documented the stories of more than 100 years of transportation development in the region and identified the most significant historic transportation corridors left in unincorporated King County. The county included nine corridors in the study. Read more

Bring questions to garden, historic roads open houses Thursday

June 24, 2009

NEW — 3:15 p.m. June 24, 2009

Pickering Farm Garden open house

Bring fresh ideas to a city open house Thursday night. City officials and Seattle Tilth staffers want to hear suggestions for improving Pickering Farm Garden.

The open house is from 5-7 p.m. at City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. N.W.

City officials formed a partnership with the Tilth to plant the seed for the garden’s vision, design and growth.

Officials have received several ideas for the garden, including establishing city demonstration gardens, offering hands-on educational opportunities for organic gardening, creating a hub of a connected community trail system that includes other community garden sites and connecting to a Gilman Boulevard edible landscaping parkway.

Pickering Farm Garden is located on the west side of Pickering Barn. City and Tilth employees hosted an earlier open house related to the garden June 11.

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