Special guest: Andrea Gousen from the UW Green Futures Lab
Andrea’s team is applying for an Open Spaces Sacred Places grant offered by the TKF Foundation. They are one of 11 finalists for this national grant and plan to use the grant money to create 4 green spaces along waterfronts at Seattle street ends. The small street end park and boat launch at the south end of 14th Ave NW in East Ballard has been selected as one of these 4 spaces. Why 14th? Andrea explained that this space shows a unique slice of Seattle that represents the unique balance in Ballard between industrial, commercial and residential. Andrea’s team needs to submit a full application including design and is asking the EBCA for community support and assistance in gathering the information needed for the grant.
Action items for EBCA to provide Andrea by June 9:
- List of funding opportunities that the UW Green Futures Lab or EBCA could apply for to leverage the TKF grant. e.g. Parks Levy opportunity funds, neighborhood projects funds, Washington state water grants, Starbucks, Dept of Neighborhoods. (Dawn)
- EBCA steering committee to conduct a site visit May 29 6pm (team)
- Write a letter of support on EBCA letterhead (Dawn/Shannon?)
- Contact the Maritime Academy and ask the architect for their renovation project for a survey. (Shannon)
Parking in the park:
Tim would like to have further discussions about addressing the loss of parking in the 14th Ave NW Park. He will coordinate a meeting with Patrick at Parks to discuss this issue and if there’s a way the community can better address concerns.
The committee agreed that we would go ahead and apply for funding in the next round of Opportunity Funds money to help pay for an additional block of the park. Seattle will draft a proposal letter.
The EBCA Steering committee will now meet monthly on the 4th Thursday of every month at 7:30. The next meeting will be June 21