Neighborhood Greenway Improvements Open House May 2

25 04 2016

Greenway Open House

 

Seattle Department of Transportation is building a network of greenways and are now studying a potential route connecting Historic Ballard to the Burke-Gilman Trail. Join the conversation and attend the first of two project public meetings.

Open House #1
Monday, May 2
6-7:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30PM
Pacific Crest Montessori School
600 NW Bright St

This meeting is wheelchair accessible via the Bright Street entrance and is served by Metro bus routes 40 and 28. Para solicitar un intérprete, por favor llame al (206) 684-5189 al menos una semana antes de la reunión.

Construction of the Ballard Neighborhood Greenway along 17th Ave NW is nearly complete

There are still a few minor tasks to complete along the greenway so you may still see crews in the area. Work includes:

  • Finish sign installation and road striping
  • Make drainage repairs at the northeast corner of 17th Ave NW and NW 65th St
  • Install additional signs on 17th Ave NW at NW Market St to further clarify new traffic restrictions at this intersection
  • The US Post Office will relocate the mail drop box at NW 57th St and 17th Ave NW to the safety island
  • Seattle City Light will turn on the new signal at NW Dock Pl and Leary Ave NW

Seattle Public Utilities begins construction for the Ballard Natural Drainage project this spring.





NW 65th Street ‘Spring Clean’ Event on April 30th — West Woodland Neighbors

23 04 2016

Spring Clean is Seattle’s premier clean-up event designed to foster neighborhood pride and ownership through coordinated clean ups, street and alley sweeping, graffiti removal and neighborhood beautification activities sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities. On April 30th, join your neighbors for West Woodland’s annual Spring Clean on NW 65th Street. Meet at Cafe Bambino, 405 NW 65th Street, […]

via NW 65th Street ‘Spring Clean’ Event on April 30th — West Woodland Neighbors





Keep those Ballard Market receipts coming!

21 04 2016
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The Happy Ballard Windermere Family

A big thank-you to Windermere Ballard  for saving up Ballard Market receipts for the EBCA! That big envelope of receipts you delivered to us the other day will result in a $245 donation from the Ballard Market as part of their 1% giving back to the community program!

Collecting receipts where you work is a great example of how you can make a really big impact on the East Ballard Community!  These funds will help us pay for upcoming community events, pay for watering/weeding of the median planters along 14th Ave NW and amenities for the future park.

So, keep those Ballard market receipts coming in!

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Shop at the Ballard Market and save your receipts
  2. Drop them off at Blowing Sands Glass (5805 14th Ave NW) or at a future EBCA event, like our next Adopt A Street Cleanup on May 14 from 10AM-1PM (more details to come)

It’s that easy! Start saving today to make a difference tomorrow!





Ballard Market 30th Anniversary Party!

20 04 2016

Happy Birthday Ballard Market!

West Woodland, Ballard

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Ballard Market, 1400 NW 56th Street,  is celebrating 30 years in Ballard and you’re invited to the party!  On Saturday, April 23rd, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, the public is invited to enjoy free food, music, memories, and more.  The event is a also a thank you to the community of Ballard!

Date:  Saturday, April 23
Time:  1:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location:  Ballard Market, 1400 NW 56th Street
Event Information:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1184470371583547/

History of Ballard Market:

The Market was originally a Lucky Grocery Store, but was purchased by Town & Country Markets and re-opened as Ballard Market in March of 1986.  The Market became famous in those early days for “Singles Night,” a way for single people in the community to meet in the grocery store. It eventually fell victim to its own popularity when the fire department requested it be discontinued because of overcrowding.

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Ballard Corners Park Work Party this Saturday

7 04 2016

 

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The Friends of Ballard Corners Park invite you to a work party!

Ballard Corners Park Work Party
Saturday April 9 9AM-3PM
17th Ave NW and NW 63rd
rain or shine!

Join your neighbors in weeding, spreading wood chip mulch and cleaning up debris at Ballard Corners park this Saturday. If you have your own gloves and tools please bring them.  Any questions, please contact Gabriella: gabriella@seanet.com or (206) 782-3238.  

We look forward to seeing you there!





SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund Program – CALL FOR PROJECTS

31 03 2016

Do you have an idea for a transportation project in your community?

  

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program pays for transportation projects identified and prioritized by the community. Projects range from crossing improvements to creating unique public spaces. Learn about past projects.

What kinds of projects can be submitted?

Projects qualify if they meet the following criteria:

  • Large, but not too large (generally between $100,000 and $1 million to design and construct)
  • Related to transportation
  • Located within SDOT right-of-way (city streets and sidewalks)
  • Have the support of their local neighborhood District Council

Projects that change the number of lanes on a roadway or propose a change to traffic control (stop signs or traffic signals) must also be evaluated by SDOT for feasibility.

How can I learn more?

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details about the application process. SDOT staff will be attending District Council meetings in March to discuss the program. We encourage potential applicants to attend one of these meetings and to work with members of their District Council to develop their proposals. Once we confirm these and additional meetings, we’ll add them to our Upcoming Meetings page.

How are projects funded?
In November 2015, Seattle voters passed the Levy to Move Seattle. The 9-year, $930 million levy provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.

The levy includes $24M to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the next 9 years.  Before 2016, funds for this program came from the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation levy, passed by voters in November 2006.

What’s the timeline from start to finish?

The NSF program will have three 3 year cycles to select, design, and build projects.  The schedule for the first of these cycles is as follows:

February 23, 2016 Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) call for applications
March 2016 Briefings for Neighborhood District Councils on NSF Program
April 17, 2016 Deadline for submitting NSF Proposals to SDOT
May 2016 Screening of proposals by SDOT and selection of 5 projects by each of the 13 Neighborhood District Councils for further evaluation
June – August 2016 SDOT conducts a high level design & cost estimate of the 65 projects selected by the neighborhood District Councils.
September 2016 Each Neighborhood District Council prioritizes its own list of projects.
September – October 2016 The Move Seattle Citizen Oversight Committee evaluates all proposed projects and makes funding recommendations to the Mayor & City Council.
November 2016 2017 Budget adopted
2017 SDOT designs projects
2018 SDOT builds projects

Questions?

If you have questions, additional translated material, or need help with accessing the application, please contact us at NSF@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.





The 14th Ave NW Park could actually break ground this year!

29 03 2016

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We are encouraged to share the following email message from Jesús Aguirre, our new Superintendent of Seattle Parks and Recreation, that was sent to a few members of the EBCA who had written to him and City Council asking for their support in ensuring that the 14th Ave NW Park doesn’t suffer from any more setbacks. Councilmembers Mike O’Brien and Debora Juarez have also pledged their support for the park. We appreciate the support and are looking forward to working more with the City as this project moves toward completion. If you’re interested in seeing the latest engineering drawings, click here.

From: Aguirre, Jesús
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2016 7:42 AM

Subject: Re: 14th Ave NW Park – Where’s the green?

An update from our Planning and Development Division:

Plans for the new Park are currently going through the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Street Use Street Improvement Permit, or SIP process, for approval since the new Park is in Street Right of Way.  We have resubmitted corrections to our 90% plans on March 11 and are now waiting for SDOT to complete its normal review correction cycle.  They have indicated to us that internal comments will be due by 3/31/16 and are planning to turn them around for correction consideration as soon as possible after the due date.  

Once this review cycle is completed we make any necessary corrections required to obtain the SIP permit.  We will then proceed directly to preparing the final bid documents for review by City Contracting, then advertisement for bid, bid opening, award contract, preconstruction meeting and notice to proceed .   Once the SIP permit is received we expect the remaining tasks to take approximately five months before construction actually begins.   We expect to receive the SIP permit in April which would result in a construction start in early September 2016.  

Seattle Parks and Recreation is committed to this project and is very excited about adding open space in the Ballard neighborhood.

Thank you!

Jesús Aguirre
Superintendent
Seattle Parks and Recreation
206-684-8022
www.seattle.gov/parks








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