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New Parks In The Works.9.21.11 (1)

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PowerPoint for COLA annual mtg 2011-09-21, includes slides slowing Lower Kinnear Off Leas aREA. n

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New Parks In The Works.9.21.11 (1)

  1. 1. New Parks in the Works Magnolia Manor (MMP) Lower Kinnear (LK) South Lake Union (SLU)
  2. 2. Path to A Park Through Dept. of Neighbor-hoods And Seattle Parks…
  3. 3. <ul><li>Two Steps forward… </li></ul><ul><li>In 2006, the Department of Parks and Recreation conducted a public process to identify potential Off-leash areas (OLAs) in Queen Anne and Magnolia. Sites located in Magnolia Manor and Lower Kinnear Parks were approved as a potential OLA sites. </li></ul>How we got here. First, the Process…
  4. 4. <ul><li>In the 2008, Seattle voters passed the Parks and Green Spaces levy, allocating $70,000 in funding each for OLAs in Magnolia and Queen Anne. </li></ul>Then the money…
  5. 5. <ul><li>In July, 2010, SPU relocated one of its fences at Magnolia Manor so that the reservoir would be completely behind chain link fencing. This change resulted in a reduction in the size of the Park (by about 8,000-10,000 square feet). Guess where siting the OLA had been discussed? </li></ul>One step back…
  6. 6. <ul><li>In 2009 and 2010, both Lower Kinnear and Magnolia Manor saw neighborhood groups form to guide the development of the parks. This was both good and bad. </li></ul>And now, more process!
  7. 7. <ul><li>COLA was surprised, after 4 years of public process and a levy vote, to find that FOLKPark had a grant to design Lower Kinnear, hadn’t heard of our process, and weren’t planning on an OLA at Lower Kinnear. FOLKPark was surprised as well, to be asked to change their plan halfway into their process. </li></ul>Surprise, surprise.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Parks and Department of Neighborhoods (DON) brought everyone together and settled on a plan that put the OLA in Lower Kinnear back on the map. </li></ul>All’s well that ends well.
  9. 9. <ul><li>Realizing that everyone benefits from a cooperative approach, when a neighborhood group formed in Magnolia, COLA was notified by Parks and jumped in from the beginning of the process. This has resulted in better cooperation among neighbors and a more inclusive approach to OLA planning. </li></ul>Lessons learned.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Friends of Lower Kinnear (FOLKPark) formed in 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Early concept plan in February 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred Plan in June 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Next Community meeting/ Workshop </li></ul><ul><li> October 27, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>6:30-8:30 Bayview Retirement </li></ul><ul><li>Construction Target: Spring 2012 </li></ul>Lower Kinnear (LK)
  11. 11. Lower Kinnear Enhancement Plan
  12. 12. Oriented to Elliot Avenue W.
  13. 13. Off Leash Area- 5400 Sq. ft.
  14. 14. Existing conditions
  15. 15. Artist’s Rendering of OLA
  16. 16. <ul><li>Facebook Group: Hillclimb Dog Club: Canine Enthusiasts of Queen Anne. </li></ul>Lower Kinnear Stewardship Group
  17. 17. Magnolia Manor (MMP)
  18. 18. 1 st Meeting: March 2011 Brainstorming An Expanded Park
  19. 19. 2 nd Meeting: April 2011 Draft Designs Workshop Option A-OLA front Option B-P-Patch front Option C-Open Space front
  20. 20. <ul><li>Most neighbors liked Option C – Open Space front, OLA to the North... </li></ul><ul><li>Except Parks, which said it would have been too costly and too close to the apartments. </li></ul><ul><li>And they were right . </li></ul><ul><li>(But we wish they’d said that in the beginning…) </li></ul>And then the Monkey Wrench… May 2011
  21. 21. A Better Concept-OLA & Open Space Share the front
  22. 22. June 2011- The Final Plan
  23. 23. The Off Leash Area
  24. 24. <ul><li>Apparently, $70,000 only builds you a 10,000 sq. ft. OLA </li></ul><ul><li>Regrade is 14,000 sq. ft. </li></ul><ul><li>We need to raise an additional $50,000 by March of 2012 to build the OLA as designed. </li></ul><ul><li>COLA has partnered with Friends of Magnolia Manor Park to help raise $ for ALL of the elements: OLA, P-Patch, walking trails and open space. </li></ul>The kicker-we’re over budget-but we have Friends…
  25. 26. <ul><li>$1400 pledged at June community meeting </li></ul><ul><li>About $700 in birdhouse kits sold </li></ul><ul><li>Get one for Christmas: www.magnoliamanorpark.org! </li></ul><ul><li>Umpqua Bank just gave $5,000 for the park!!! </li></ul><ul><li>How can you help? </li></ul>And we’re well on the way!
  26. 27. <ul><li>Saturday, October 22, 2011 11 am-2:30 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Bring your dogs, your costumes and your checkbooks-we’ll have great stuff for raffles, prizes and silent auctions. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your Christmas shopping, support 2 great causes and have fun--all at the same time! </li></ul><ul><li>www.dogoween.org </li></ul>Dogoween 2011- at Magnolia Manor 3500 28 th Ave W.
  27. 28. <ul><li>Over 500 neighborhood dogs </li></ul><ul><li>Plus Amazon’s ‘dog-friendly’ workplace = </li></ul><ul><li>Search for ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’ OLA space. </li></ul>South Lake Union (SLU)
  28. 29. <ul><li>Best bet for a small ‘pilot’ site for a Temporary OLA (drum roll please) </li></ul><ul><li>Small section of Denny Park </li></ul><ul><li>Rectangular grassy area north of the &quot;circle&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Parks Board meeting to discuss and take comments: October 27, 2011 @ 7 pm </li></ul><ul><li>COME AND SUPPORT SLU! </li></ul>Temporary Digs-we hope
  29. 30. <ul><li>Long-term goal for siting a permanent OLA: </li></ul><ul><li>Greyhound bus barn property on Denny Way near Pontius </li></ul><ul><li>Now owned by City Light </li></ul><ul><li>Needs  substantial remediation and the starting date is years away, TBD.   </li></ul><ul><li>CL is still working on getting the $$ to start on this.   </li></ul>Further down the line…
  30. 31. <ul><li>City Light has yet to determine how much of the 1 1/2-city-block property will be available for co-location (they want to use it too.) </li></ul><ul><li>No promises yet, but hope that a significant portion will be available and that community preferences will guide what else goes there. </li></ul>There’s hope.
  31. 32. <ul><li>Deborah Kelch-Lower Kinnear Lead Steward </li></ul><ul><li>Loretta Vosk-SLU Lead Steward </li></ul><ul><li>Brenda Kramer (Parks/COLA Liaison) </li></ul><ul><li>Pam Kliment (Parks Project Mgr) </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Neiford (Parks Landscape Architect ) </li></ul><ul><li>Laurie Ames (Department of Neighborhoods) </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Durkan (Department of Neighborhoods) </li></ul>Many Thanks to…

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