City Council-member Mike O’Brien will be on hand to cut the ribbon for the completion of the pedestrian pathway upgrade from 89th to 90th at 17th. This is an early bird event, meeting at 8 AM the pedestrian pathway.
Neighbors living in West Crown Hill put together a NPSF (Neighborhood Parks and Streets Fund) proposal a few years ago to upgrade the path, and remove the barriers to make it possible to pass a stroller through and connect to the Soundview Playfields and Whitman Middle School.
The project was completed a couple of years ago.
Efforts are underway to secure funding to complete a greenway on 17th from 58th to 90th. The greenway will use the pathway to the play fields and Whitman Middle School. Another NPSF proposal is presently under review for funding to put a pedestrian activated signal at 17th and 85th to allow safer crossings of 85th.
Seattle Department of Transportation will be upgrading some of the signals at various crosswalks on 15th Ave NW, north of Market Street. Work is expected to be complete in 2011 on these improvements. At this point it appears no signals north of 80th will be altered. They will be adding a pedestrian countdown feature to the walk signals:
15TH AVE NW AND NW 80TH ST
15TH AVE NW AND NW 75TH
15TH AVE NW AND NW 70TH ST
15TH AVE NW AND NW 67TH ST
15TH AVE NW AND NW 58TH ST
Other pedestrian & traffic improvements will be made to several signals/intersections in Greenwood:
AURORA AVE N AND N 145TH ST: Upgrade to Countdown Ped Signal
Greenwood Ave. N. & N. 80th St: E/W Left Turn installation
Aurora Ave. N. & Winona Ave. : Northbound left turn installation
Greenwood Ave. N. & N. 73rd ST: Upgrade to full signal plus preempt by fire house
Thanks to everyone who filled out a survey questionnaire to help gauge community and business support for a vegetated median along portions of 15th Ave NW (from 83rd St to 87th St) and Holman Road (from 87th St to 12th Ave). The Holman Road / 15th Ave corridor is a dominant feature in our community, and improvements to the corridor have the potential to make our neighborhood safer for both drivers and pedestrians, healthier for businesses, nicer looking and greener.
Holman / 15th Median Study Community Review Meeting
December 10, 2009 at 7:00pm, doors open at 6:30
Journey Church , 9204 11th Ave NW
On Thursday, December 10 at 7:00pm the Crown Hill Neighborhood Association and the Crown Hill Business Association will host a community meeting to review designs for a series of planted medians for a section of the Holman Road / 15th Ave NW corridor. Produced by a team of students from the University of Washington’s Community, Environment, and Planning Program, these designs reflect the responses from more than 290 Crown Hill residents through an online survey, as well as conversations with SDOT, Metro transit officials, and business owners along the corridor.
The student team will present a preliminary conceptual drawing (see draft below) and discuss several options for your comment. Feedback from this meeting will be used to produce their final design recommendations.
Seattle Department of Transportation will be doing some maintenance in December 2009 or January 2010.
Holman Road over 8th Ave NW bridge railings: SDOT is going to clean and paint the railings of the bridge on Holman Road. The proposed activity is in response to the need to prevent corrosion of the steel railings. There is approximately 135 ft of bridge railing to be painted on the bridge. The Bridge is located at the intersection of Holman Road NW and 8th Avenue NW between the Crown Hill and Greenwood Neighborhood.