Southside Commons is just west of the park and rents event space to organizations promoting social, racial and economic justice. Heading north on 35th, we passed a land use action sign proposing to build 9 three-story townhouse units in 4 buildings with parking for 7 vehicles. The project had included 8 additional units but that is under review.
Full Life Adult Day Center before walking east on Alaska to the stately Rainier Valley Cultural Center.
From there we could see the Columbia Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
Heading west again, we noted that AIM (Arts in Motion) had moved to Columbia City and spotted another land use action sign. This one on 32nd Avenue proposed to build six 3 and 4 story apartment buildings with 244 units and parking for 222 vehicles.
Zion Prep Academy and the Columbia City light rail station (which is probably partly responsible for the multi-family building boom).
Hitt's Hill Park, the former home of Hitt Brothers Firework Company. According to the Parks Department website: "The family-run fireworks company is credited with creating pyrotechnics for the movie “Gone With the Wind,” as well as providing fireworks for shows at Green Lake and Ivar’s Fourth of July celebrations through the 1970s".
Seattle Gymnastics Academy and Puppy Perfectors as well as some Homestead townhouses.
We noted an interesting house on Hudson Street which appeared to have recycled all kinds of building materials.
Rainier Valley Historical Society (next door to a pretty upscale looking plumbing showroom),
and public art along MLK Jr. Way near the light rail station.