Public Meeting re Proposed development by Compass Housing Alliance- 1753 NW 56 @ Ballard High School Library.Â 6:30 PM – comments specific to the environmental review process of the proposed project.Â 8 PM – public comments that relate specifically to the design considerations of the proposed project.Â For more info contact Liza Rutzick at 386-9049.
Seattle Parks and Recreation is hostingÂ open houses throughout the city to encourage you to come and learn about the new six-year, $146 million 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy. There is funding for new neighborhood park land and more than 50 named projects, which include 23 playground renovations, two parks on top of reservoirs, four playfield improvements, forest and stream restoration projects, and funding for development in Discovery, Magnuson and Jefferson parks and in the Washington Park Arboretum. To see the named projects in your neighborhood visit http://seattle.gov/parks/levy/default.htm.
In Crown Hill, we are particularly interested in speaking up for the funds and designs for the Crown Hill Park adjacent to the former school.Â CHNA encourages residents to attend one of the meetings and learn the process for implementing this local project using the available levy funds.
Tuesday, May 12th 2009
Green Lake Community Center
7201 E. Green Lake Dr. N
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Parks Administration Bldg,
100 Dexter Ave. N.
For additional information please contact: Karen O’Connor, Planning and Development
Seattle Parks and Recreation, Karen.o’connor@ seattle.gov or 206-233-7929
or visitÂ http://seattle.gov/parks/levy/default.htm and find out about the named projects in your neighborhood.
King County’s Ballard-Uptown Rapid Ride Corridor will be located along 15th Ave NW through Ballard and Crown Hill. The RapidRide program was approved by voters in the 2006 Transit Now initiative to provide better, faster, and more convenient bus service.Â The Ballard-Uptown Rapid Ride Advisory Committee recently recommended routing the corridor along 15th Ave NW rather than 24th Ave NW for the following reasons:
- It’s the most direct route and a straight alignment heading downtown.
- It features a higher degree of safety and lights that accommodate pedestrians.
- Routing RapidRide on 15th Avenue NW keeps 24th Avenue NW safer for bicycles.
- Signal prioritization will allow buses to travel faster.
- Most survey respondents residing in all parts of Ballard selected the 15th Avenue NW option.
- It serves Ballard High School.
- It supports development along the 15th Avenue NW corridor.
Many neighbors and other interested parties have noticed the second fence on the Crown HIll Elementary property – referring to the one in the baseball outfield. There is also a large trench inside the fence. This fenced off area is the temporary location of Fire Station 35.Â The trucks and crew will be in the outfield until their new station is completed.
In order to maintain current service levels to the Crown Hill community, the fire station’s temporary location needed to be within 1/2 mile of its permanent home on 15th Ave NW.Â The available options were limited.Â Many locations were simply not large enough to meet the need. Several other commercial properties were ruled out because of driveway access not being compatible with fire engines.Â Others, were ruled out because they were in the heart of residential areas or active school zones.
We fully expect, and are planning for, the park construction crews to meet the Fire Station Crew when they pack up to move into their new fire station.
Construction of Fire Station 35 is on track.Â Construction of the new fire station will begin in about 30 to 40 days.
Representatives of the Fire Department will be at the Crown Hill Neighbors Annual Meeting on May 9 to discuss the construction of theÂ new fire station and its temporary home on the Crown Hill Park ball field until construction is complete.
Crown Hill School
9250 14th Ave NW
Seattle Dept. of Parks and Recreation will be holding a meeting to review the various plans developed earlier for the future Crown Hill Park. Even the name is up for grabs. This is an opportunity for public input and for all of us to have a hand in shaping the future of our new park.Â To follow developments on this at the Parks Dept website:Â http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/crown_hill/