14th Ave NW Park

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14th Ave NW Park – Mithun – June 2014

The 14th Ave NW Boulevard project is a culmination of over 9 years of community building by the East Ballard Community Association and the neighbors and businesses of East Ballard.

The intent of the 14th Ave NW Park proposes to convert two or more blocks of 14th Ave NW between NW 59th and 63rd from existing roadway and parking median to community park green space, green infrastructure, and incorporate safety improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles. This proposal builds on a Visioning process begun in 2006 (14th Ave NW Visioning Project, Carlson Architects) which seeks context‐ appropriate safety improvements and green infrastructure and park‐space from Salmon Bay to NW 65th Street along 14th Ave NW.

Project Goals:

  1. Create a community park and greenspace
  2. Address environmental concerns by converting existing stormwater treatment from piped conveyance into on‐site biofiltration
  3. Improve safety in the corridor for all transit users.

The EBCA Steering Committee meets on the 4th Thursday of every month from 7:30-9:00 pm. Please contact Dawn Hemminger at eastballard@gmail.com if you’d like to get involved.

We post periodic updates about the park on the East Ballard Community Association website. The following are links to the latest updates:

 

Resources:

New! Mithun presentation in preparation for 60% SIP review 
New!
 Parks Project Schedule – 6/2014

Parks Project Schedule – 5/2014

Parks Project Schedule – 5/2013

Park Schematic submitted to SDOT for SIP – 5/2013

Seattle Parks Dept Website for the 14th Ave NW Park

Schematic of 14th Ave NW Park Blvd by Mithun – 3/2012

Fehr & Peers 14th Ave NW Parking Study – now including 2:30-3:30am count – 5/1 /12

Fehr & Peers 14th Ave NW Walking Audit Summary

Community Involvement Meeting – Presentation/Notes/Comments – 1/24/2012

Presentation Boards  – Concept Drawings and Project History – 2/2010

Planting Partnerships on 14th & Park Blvd PowerPoint Presentation – 2/2010

Seattle Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funds Application – 2009

Vision and Action Plan – Carlson Architects – 2006

Meeting Notes/Updates:

April 2013 – Update from Parks Department

November 30, 2011 – Walking Audit on 14th Notes

June 30, 2011 – Park Blvd on 14th Ave NW Meeting Notes

February 16, 2011 – Park Blvd on 14th Ave NW Meeting Notes

January 27, 2011 – Parks and SDOT Introduction and Coordination Meeting

January 19, 2011 – Park Blvd on 14th Ave NW Meeting Notes

8 responses

30 03 2014
Coral Mauk

Can you tell me if and when the 14TH AVE Park will begin? I haven’t been able to find any current updates and obviously the previous schedule has come and gone!
Thank you for any information you can share.

30 03 2014
Dawn Hemminger

Thanks for your interest Coral. Things are still moving forward with design, just slower than planned. We’re hoping to get an update from the Parks Dept up on the blog within the next week, so stay tuned.

31 03 2014
Coral Crawford

Thank you so much for your response and I will look for the updated schedule.
~Coral

2 05 2012
Anna Mangus

Just found this site/community. I have lived in east ballard for 18 years, and cannot wait for the park! More greenspace!

25 01 2012
Steph Shelton

What a great meeting last night! It was really inspiring to see the turn out from the community. We are so lucky to be in the real position of transforming a leftover space from a bygone streetcar era (since a SLUT train line not likely to make it up to east ballard!) into a neighborhood greenway and heart of the community, while making it safer for all users (how safe?…let’s keep pushing for slower speeds! When I walk around I see plenty of parking, but parks???…not so much. Let’s make this a real legacy for the community. cheers.

25 01 2012
David Goldberg

My vote is to remove the parking on the park side. Out, damn’d spots!!!
The reason on-street/curb parking is in short supply is largely the result of many buildings have continuous curbcuts and not a lot of off-street parking. The 5-6 space per block that would be saved aren’t really going to change the parking situation. A wider park area would make a noticeable and beneficial difference to the park. There are a ton of cars “stored” on this street. More space could be made available through enforcement. More spaces could be added throughout the area by reducing or eliminating some of those continuous curbcuts.

This would greatly improve the walking environment and would be a great complement to adding a park. Also, locating trees along the street rather than, or in addition to, up against the apts. would be best for creating a slower auto environment
Good luck!

17 12 2011
malachy rafferty

do similar work in derrybeg newry Ireland we are trying to establish a blog formour community

2 10 2011
Laura-Lee Fineman Karp

Hello Dawn,
Finally, I’ve studied the website and the blog. I am totally blown away by what has been accomplished. I cannot find enough words to thank you for the work you have done to improve our neighborhood.
Yes, of course I’d like to be on the email blog list. Facebook, no thanks.
Here’s a little anecdote. One day, whilst I was working in my garden (also known as my parking strip), a few passersby stopped to chat. This isn’t unusual; what made this particular encounter feel kinda special was that these people remembered meeting me at the August Night Out. How’s that for a concrete example of community building?
The blog says that meetings are on the 3rd Weds of each month at 7PM.
I’ve noted this on my calendar as October 19. Kindly advise the location.
I’ll begin dropping my Ballard Market grocery receipts off at David’s.
All the best,
Laura-Lee

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