Show your support for Safe at 62nd & other proposed neighborhood projects at Ballard District Council this Wednesday

6 01 2013

The 2006 Bridging the Gap Levy provided nearly $300M to construct a host of transportation improvements in Seattle. One component of the levy is the NSF (Neighborhood Streets Fund).  During the nine year life of the levy, three opportunities for citizens and community groups were provided through the NSF to suggest needed transportation improvements in their neighborhood.  The last of these three $4.5M funding cycles occurs this year.  SDOT received nine proposals from the Ballard district by the December 17, 2012 deadline.   Each district council must now select only three projects in their district which will be forwarded to SDOT for cost and feasibility analysis.  Each of the nine project proponents will be given up to five minutes to present their proposal at Wednesday evening’s Ballard District Council. We encourage you to attend this public meeting to show your support.

Ballard District Council
Wednesday Jan 9, 2013 7pm-9pm
Ballard Library – 5614 22nd NW

Projects presenting  (5 minutes each):

  • Kirke Park rain garden and traffic control
  • Sidewalk – 13 NW (Holman Road to NW 100)
  • Safe routes to Holman Road transit corridor
  • Traffic circle – Leary Ave at Vernon NW
  • Sidewalks – West Crown Hill
  • Safe at 62 – crosswalk at NW 62nd and 14th Ave NW – EBCA’s Aaron Solorzano will be presenting
  • Safety improvements to intersection at 3 NW and NW 56 – Near Woodland Elementary
  • Threading the Needle – 24th Ave NW street-end park
  • Sunset Hill Shilshole Gateway Phase 2 improvements

Later in the meeting (~8:10pm), the Ballard District Council NSF Review Committee will present its recommendations for projects to be selected.  This will be followed by a balloting process involving Ballard District Council member reps.

Click here to view the full agenda for this week’s Ballard District Council Meeting.


“How to Grow a Park” at Ignite Seattle this Thursday

3 11 2012

EBCA co-chair and Groundswell NW board member, Dawn Hemminger, will be presenting at Seattle Ignite 18  this Thursday on How to Grow a Park.  She will be sharing the story of the 14th Ave NW Park and the 6 key steps her community has followed to take this idea and turn it into reality. For more information, and a full list of all the speakers, check out

Time: 8:00 PM  (doors open at 6:30)
Location: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle
Tickets: $5 online or at the door

Celebrate August Night Out at the future 14th Ave NW Park

15 07 2012


Date: Tuesday August 7, 2012
Time: 6pm-10pm
Place: 14th Ave NW between NW 59th and NW 61st

Bring your friends and family and meet some new neighbors
Come with your own picnic gear
Bring your favorite potluck dish to share

Win raffle and contest prizes
Enjoy live music
Play with fire and metal with local artists

Enter your desserts in the Dessert Walk game
Plus more fun activities

More details to come

Incredible turnout at January’s community meeting

3 02 2012

1.24.12 14th Ave NW Park Blvd Community Involvement Meeting

Thank-you to everyone who came out to the first community involvement meeting for the 14th Ave NW Park Blvd project on January 24! Over sixty people from the neighborhood came out to comment on three schemes prepared by Mithun. Thank-you, as well, to those who took the time to not only voice your opinions, but to also write comments. One of the coolest parts of the presentation was at the end, where Mithun asked participants to write a postcard to a friend or family member as if it were 5 years from now telling them about the park. These were truly heartwarming stories. Thank-you for sharing!

We’ve set up a resource page that has links to the agenda, presentation, notes, comments and of-course, those postcards!

There’s still time to provide comment. You can provide comment at this site or directly to the Parks Dept to