The 2006 Bridging the Gap Levy provided nearly $300M to construct a host of transportation improvements in Seattle. One component of the levy is the NSF (Neighborhood Streets Fund). During the nine year life of the levy, three opportunities for citizens and community groups were provided through the NSF to suggest needed transportation improvements in their neighborhood. The last of these three $4.5M funding cycles occurs this year. SDOT received nine proposals from the Ballard district by the December 17, 2012 deadline. Each district council must now select only three projects in their district which will be forwarded to SDOT for cost and feasibility analysis. Each of the nine project proponents will be given up to five minutes to present their proposal at Wednesday evening’s Ballard District Council. We encourage you to attend this public meeting to show your support.
Ballard District Council
Wednesday Jan 9, 2013 7pm-9pm
Ballard Library – 5614 22nd NW
Projects presenting (5 minutes each):
- Kirke Park rain garden and traffic control
- Sidewalk – 13 NW (Holman Road to NW 100)
- Safe routes to Holman Road transit corridor
- Traffic circle – Leary Ave at Vernon NW
- Sidewalks – West Crown Hill
- Safe at 62 – crosswalk at NW 62nd and 14th Ave NW – EBCA’s Aaron Solorzano will be presenting
- Safety improvements to intersection at 3 NW and NW 56 – Near Woodland Elementary
- Threading the Needle – 24th Ave NW street-end park
- Sunset Hill Shilshole Gateway Phase 2 improvements
Later in the meeting (~8:10pm), the Ballard District Council NSF Review Committee will present its recommendations for projects to be selected. This will be followed by a balloting process involving Ballard District Council member reps.
Click here to view the full agenda for this week’s Ballard District Council Meeting.