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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
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Wedgwood Parks Presentation

  • 1. SEATTLE PARKS DEPARTMENT AND WEDGWOOD COMMUNITY COUNCIL PARKS COMMITTEE January 12, 2011 Wedgwood Park Acquisition and Siting
  • 2. Agenda Parks & Green Spaces Levy – Acquisition Program WCC Efforts to Date & Recommendations Q&A Please hold your questions until the end
  • 3. $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:
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. March 2010 WCC General Meeting Discussed: Parks and Green Spaces Levy Possible park sites Site selection criteria
  • 8. Possible Park Sites Reviewed NE 85 th St 35 th Ave NE
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. Park Site Evaluation Criteria Wedgwood’s Site Evaluation Criteria: Developed to compare sites Utilizes various sources Addresses eight factors
  • 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