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Greenwood Fred Meyer Early Design Review Meeting

Design Review Early Design Guidance Meeting

Monday, July 13th 2009
6:30 PM
Ballard High School (Library)
1418 NW 65th Street

(http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/luib/Notice.aspx?BID=430&NID=9961)
This is the proposal to replace the current Fred Meyer and Greenwood Market with a larger Fred Meyer. The proposal is quite controversial with many folk holding strong opinions on all sides, so this is your chance to get in on the ground floor.

MyBallard.com has an extensive write-up on the meeting.

(Updated July 14, 2009) The meeting is over. It was well attended, and every person who wanted to speak was allowed. Read the extensive coverage at PhinneyWood.com

Walkable Crown Hill Project Report Available

The Walkable Crown Hill Project (http://walkablecrownhill.org) in Spring 2008 received a grant from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods to examine ways to make our un-sidewalked streets a little more pedestrian friendly. One of the project goals was to develop a tool kit of alternatives to the traditional gutter-curb-planting string-sidewalk system used in most areas of the city.

As part of the grant, a consultant (Makers Architects) was hired to assist with holding public involvement meetings, and developing the tool kit. In consultation with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), they suggested we draw up some more traditional projects as well and prioritize those.

We held two public design charrettes in which over eighty Crown Hill residents participated to come up with alternative (hopefully less expensive) means of getting a more pedestrian friendly environment in Crown Hill.

The final report of the project is now available at http://www.walkablecrownhill.org/docs/CH_Ped_Plan_Final.pdf

A big thank you to all who participated in the process. And an extra special thank you and appreciation goes to Bert Hopkins who volunteered many hours of his personal time to shepherd the contract and the process.