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ebca Parks And Planters Presentation

  1. 1. February Night Out 2010 east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com the east ballard community association presents: Parks & Planters
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision & Context </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects & Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Involved! </li></ul></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  3. 3. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  4. 4. east ballard community association east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com <ul><ul><li>Community Meetings and Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SUNI Street Conditions Surveys </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14th Ave Business Luncheons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seattle Channel Feature Piece </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt-a-street: 7 Street clean-ups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14th Ave NW Vision and Action Plan (2006) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic Speed Monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steering Committee and Day/Night Out Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crosswalk and Rain Garden Project at 58th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planting Partnerships on 14th Ave NW </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. 14th Ave Planting Partnership <ul><ul><li>2009 Neighborhood Matching Fund grant ($15,000) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>27 planters at median ends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic calming, beautification, stewardship, art and education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place making on 14th and connecting community </li></ul></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  6. 6. Park Boulevard on 14th Ave NW - The Vision east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com From the Ship Canal to Ballard High School, 14th Ave NW is an underutilized, unsafe, environmentally challenged stretch of road. We want to transform this street into a Park Boulevard that creates much needed open space that improves safety, is good for the environment and builds community.
  7. 7. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com A Brief History of 14th Ave NW
  8. 8. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com 14th Ave NW bridge, circa 1904 The Beginning : 14th Ave Bridge connects Ballard to Seattle
  9. 9. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com Ballard street car, 1920s 100’ right-of-way on 14th Ave to accommodate street cars
  10. 10. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com 15th Ave NW/Ballard Bridge, 1938 14th Ave Bridge replaced with Ballard Bridge
  11. 11. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com Current Condition: 14th Ave street car line has become parking
  12. 12. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com What’s next for 14th Ave NW?
  13. 13. 2006 Seattle Parks Gap Analysis east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com 14th Ave NW &quot;I'm convinced this is the last opportunity to create community space in that area of East Ballard, we owe it to East Ballard to support this.“ Dave Boyd Groundswell NW @ BDC meeting 2/10/2010
  14. 14. 14th Ave NW – part of the plan east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com <ul><li>Bike Master Plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14th Ave is N-S connection from Ballard HS to Burke-Gilman Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ballard-Crown Hill Neighborhood Plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop 14th Ave NW as a Boulevard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Master Plan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14th Ave is a Priority Area for pedestrian demand, equity, and corridor function </li></ul></ul>14th Ave NW
  15. 15. Issues and Conditions east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  16. 16. 14th Ave Vision (2006) east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com Ship canal Ballard High NW Market St NW 65th St 14th Ave NW
  17. 17. 14th Ave Vision (2006) <ul><ul><li>Different character north and south of Market </li></ul></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com <ul><li>North of Market St: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Slow traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create park space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on pedestrian spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><li>South of Market St: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain industrial character </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain truck access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate street improvements </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Economics of a Park in the right-of-way <ul><li>Belltown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Land cost = $500+ per square foot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bell St Park only viable alternative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>East Ballard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Park on 14th: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 blocks = 12,000 – 16,000 square feet of park space </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~$1.5 million for development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop Park on private parcel: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>~ $1.5 million for land only </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>further cost for development </li></ul></ul></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com Drawing of future Bell St Park
  19. 19. Funding Opportunities <ul><li>Seattle Parks and Greenspaces Levy 2009 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extension of existing property tax, approved by voters 11/09 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total funding = $45 million for parks and environmental projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two ‘pots’: Opportunity and Acquisition Funds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For acquisition and development of community initiated projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application submitted for 14th Ave NW early Feb 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Final proposal due April 2, 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquisition Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Portion of this fund is targeted for Ballard Urban Village </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to Bell St this money could fund development </li></ul></ul></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  20. 20. Funding Opportunities <ul><li>Seattle Department of Transportation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging the Gap Levy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighborhood Street Fund </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Matching Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Stormwater Improvement funding </li></ul><ul><li>Other Ideas …? </li></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  21. 21. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com Next Steps for Parks Funding
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>Which blocks on 14th Ave should be first? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How should the road be re-configured? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What elements/activities should the park have? </li></ul></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  23. 23. 1. Which blocks? <ul><li>North of Market: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Residential part of 14th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>East side of Road: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alley access for eastern properties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>59th to 61st Streets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unimproved median </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few/no driveways </li></ul></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  24. 24. 2. How should the road be re-configured? east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com <ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most change to traffic flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fewest parking spaces remain </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Largest park area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-street bike trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike traffic separate from park </li></ul></ul>Concept A: 1-way traffic with Bike Path
  25. 25. 2. How should the road be re-configured? east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com <ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bikes mixed with park use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Problematic street crossings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medium park area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less parking/traffic impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Off-street bike trail </li></ul></ul>Concept B: 2-way Traffic with Bike/Ped Trail
  26. 26. 2. How should the road be re-configured? east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com <ul><li>Cons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Smallest park area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bikes mixed with traffic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most pavement remaining </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pros: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less parking/traffic impact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bike traffic separate from park </li></ul></ul>Concept C: 2-way Traffic with Climbing Lane
  27. 27. 3. What elements and activities? east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com <ul><li>Possible elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Benches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Play equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skate rails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rain gardens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stormwater runnels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flower beds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised crosswalks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lawn space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others …? </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. 3. What elements and activities? east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com <ul><li>Possible activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor concerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dog park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spray park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Game courts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food vendors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outdoor market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others …? </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com What can I do?
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>Join the ebca (eastballard.wordpress.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Park Boulevard on 14th Ave NW </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Planting partnerships on 14th Ave NW </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt a Street Clean Up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>June Walking tour </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>August Night Out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer for a job: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Manager, Webmaster, Graphic Designer, Volunteer Coordinator, Outreach and Marketing, Event Planner, Work Parties </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide feedback tonight </li></ul></ul>east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com
  31. 31. February Night Out 2010 east ballard community association eastballard.wordpress.com Transforming 14th Ave NW Thanks for coming!

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