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Wedgwood Parks Presentation
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Wedgwood Parks Presentation
Wedgwood Parks Presentation
Wedgwood Parks Presentation
Wedgwood Parks Presentation
Wedgwood Parks Presentation
Wedgwood Parks Presentation
Wedgwood Parks Presentation
Wedgwood Parks Presentation
Wedgwood Parks Presentation
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Wedgwood Parks Presentation

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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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  • 1. SEATTLE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND WEDGWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL PARKS COMMITTEE January 12, 2011 Wedgwood Park Acquisition and Siting
  • 2. Agenda <ul><li>Parks & Green Spaces Levy – Acquisition Program </li></ul><ul><li>WCC Efforts to Date & Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Please hold your questions until the end </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>$35.7 M - Acquisitions </li></ul><ul><li>$87.3 M - Development </li></ul><ul><li>$ 8.0 M - Environment </li></ul><ul><li>$15.0 M - Opportunity Fund </li></ul><ul><li>$146.0 M TOTAL </li></ul>Parks & Green Spaces Levy Levy Funding Categories:
  • 4. Acquisitions Category
  • 5. Acquisitions - $35.7 M <ul><li>Neighborhood Parks - $24.0 M </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In urban villages/urban centers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Green Spaces - $6.0 M </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In natural areas and greenbelts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inflation Reserve - $5.7 M </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Suggested Site Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum area = approximately 10,000 sf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frontage on key pedestrian routes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flat terrain or gentle slope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun orientation and avoidance of shading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location adjoining existing uses that will generate appropriate park uses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willing sellers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Underutilized” sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Properties with minimal relocation costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absence of development permit activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal remediation costs for hazardous materials </li></ul></ul>Neighborhood Park Acquisition Program Identified Project Areas
  • 7. March 2010 WCC General Meeting <ul><li>Discussed: </li></ul><ul><li>Parks and Green Spaces Levy </li></ul><ul><li>Possible park sites </li></ul><ul><li>Site selection criteria </li></ul>
  • 8. Possible Park Sites Reviewed NE 85 th St 35 th Ave NE
  • 9. WCC Vision Plan <ul><li>Three community meetings held during 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Survey of community (800 + respondents) </li></ul><ul><li>Strong interest in urban open space in Wedgwood </li></ul>Vision Plan Suggested Actions: 1. Acquire a neighborhood park within Wedgwood along one or more key pedestrian routes.
  • 10. Park Site Evaluation Criteria <ul><li>Wedgwood’s Site Evaluation Criteria: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed to compare sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilizes various sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addresses eight factors </li></ul></ul>
  • 11. 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
  • 12. Park Site Recommendation – Morningside Substation Site
  • 13. Park Site Recommendation – Morningside Substation Site
  • 14. Park Site Recommendation – Morningside Substation Site Park Site
  • 15. Proposed Project Steps 2011
  • 16. Questions?

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