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A presentation by Seattle Park and Wedgwood Parks on the potential acquisition of Seattle City Light's Morningside Substation for a new park in north Wedgwood.

A presentation by Seattle Park and Wedgwood Parks on the potential acquisition of Seattle City Light's Morningside Substation for a new park in north Wedgwood.

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  • SEATTLE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND WEDGWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL PARKS COMMITTEE January 12, 2011 Wedgwood Park Acquisition and Siting
  • Agenda
    • Parks & Green Spaces Levy – Acquisition Program
    • WCC Efforts to Date & Recommendations
    • Q&A
      • Please hold your questions until the end
    • $35.7 M - Acquisitions
    • $87.3 M - Development
    • $ 8.0 M - Environment
    • $15.0 M - Opportunity Fund
    • $146.0 M TOTAL
    Parks & Green Spaces Levy Levy Funding Categories:
  • Acquisitions Category
  • Acquisitions - $35.7 M
    • Neighborhood Parks - $24.0 M
      • In urban villages/urban centers
    • Green Spaces - $6.0 M
      • In natural areas and greenbelts
    • Inflation Reserve - $5.7 M
    • Suggested Site Criteria:
      • Minimum area = approximately 10,000 sf
      • Frontage on key pedestrian routes
      • Flat terrain or gentle slope
      • Sun orientation and avoidance of shading
      • Location adjoining existing uses that will generate appropriate park uses
      • Willing sellers
      • “ Underutilized” sites
      • Properties with minimal relocation costs
      • Absence of development permit activity
      • Minimal remediation costs for hazardous materials
    Neighborhood Park Acquisition Program Identified Project Areas
  • March 2010 WCC General Meeting
    • Discussed:
    • Parks and Green Spaces Levy
    • Possible park sites
    • Site selection criteria
  • Possible Park Sites Reviewed NE 85 th St 35 th Ave NE
  • WCC Vision Plan
    • Three community meetings held during 2010
    • Survey of community (800 + respondents)
    • Strong interest in urban open space in Wedgwood
    Vision Plan Suggested Actions: 1. Acquire a neighborhood park within Wedgwood along one or more key pedestrian routes.
  • Park Site Evaluation Criteria
    • Wedgwood’s Site Evaluation Criteria:
      • Developed to compare sites
      • Utilizes various sources
      • Addresses eight factors
  • Park Sites Further Analyzed Jewish Community Center NE 86 th St/35 th Ave NE Wedgwood Presbyterian 7750 35 th Ave NE Hunter Tree Farm 7730/7744 35 th Ave NE Morningside Substation NE 86 th St/35 th Ave NE
  • Park Site Recommendation – Morningside Substation Site
  • Park Site Recommendation – Morningside Substation Site
  • Park Site Recommendation – Morningside Substation Site Park Site
  • Proposed Project Steps 2011
  • Questions?