Thornton Creek Gets NPR Shout-Out

Pb180388A story on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” today on daylighting streams mentioned Victory Height’s Thornton Creek. In the piece about efforts in Cincinatti to bring back an underground stream, they said, “It’s been almost seven years since Seattle spent $14 million to uncover Thornton Creek, it spurred $200 million in private development including a retirement community and a movie theater,” referring to Thornton Place at Northgate.  You can listen to the entire three minute story here.

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2 Responses to Thornton Creek Gets NPR Shout-Out

  1. Ruth Williams says:

    This is so cool! I think our Water Quality Channel in Seattle was the first of all of them.

  2. Janet Way says:

    Greetings! Thanks for publishing this. Our group, Thornton Creek Legal Defense Fund was the catalyst for the Daylighting project. It is truly a miracle that just continues to amaze. But it was not without much difficulty for all involved. We could not have succeeded without the talents of many who joined us and who we depended upon for their amazing work! That includes our lawyer Knoll Lowney, landscape designer Peggy Gaynor, Citizens for a Livable Northgate, Maple Leaf CommunityCouncil, and hundreds of citizens of this watershed and the political courage of many on the Seattle City Council. Peter Steinbrueck, Richard Conlin, Nick Licata, Heidi Wills and Judy Nicastro were the five who stuck their necks out to help us and stood with us to get it done. And lastly developer Bruce Lorig believed in the Daylighting and invested in the amazing project.
    Best Regards to all who made it happen!

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