The Magnolia Neighborhood Planning Council (MNPC) has opened a neighborhood office at 4027 21st Ave. W., Suite 205, across from the Port of Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal complex. 

Local residents and business people can use the office to meet, organize around local issues or seek help from the MNPC with any issue related to city, county or state government matters. 

The MNPC office will have an open house on Feb. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. MNPC staff will be available to answer any questions about neighborhood planning for the Magnolia, Interbay and Fishermen’s Terminal areas, and to introduce attendees to the MNPC’s range of services and interests. 

Starting Feb. 13, the MNPC office willopen on Thursday afternoons between noon and 3 p.m. During the “Hot Dog Thursdays” office hours, the MNPC will host a $1 hot dog cart: For $1, visitors to the planning council’s office can get a hot dog lunch, including a hot dog, drink and chips. 

In addition, the MNPC’s conference room will be available for rent by any Magnolia-, Interbay- or Fishermen’s Terminal-based organization, resident or business owner. 

The MNPC was founded in 2006, and since that time it has been active in many Magnolia issues, including spearheading and winning the lawsuit against the city related to the development of the Fort Lawton Army Reserve property, working with the city parks department to open to the public and to develop the Smith Cove Park and the Ursula Judkins Viewpoint. 

More recently, the MNPC has been engaged in revamping its neighborhood planning plans and working on community outreach. 

For more information, visit magnoliaplanningcouncil.nationbuilder.com or www.magnoliaplanningcouncil.org.