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In April 2004, Seattle Parks and Recreation purchased the .28 acre vacant property at the northeast intersection of Queen Anne Ave N and Roy Street.
Pro Parks Levy funds provided the match to obtain a King County Conservation Tax grant toward the purchase of the property.
PROJECT DESCRIPTIONThe Pro Parks Levy approved by Seattle voters in November 2000 designated funds to acquire property for a new park in the Uptown “urban center.”
Seattle Parks and Recreation, in cooperation with the Uptown Alliance and other community groups, identified several potential sites for a new park in the Uptown neighborhood.
An extensive planning process was conducted to select a priority site for the new park. The process included community meetings, a walking tour and an open house. The property at Queen Anne Ave N and Roy Street was the community's priority property for acquisition, and in April 2004, the property was acquired by Seattle Parks and Recreation.
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On June 18, 2004 the community gathered to celebrate the purchase of property at Queen Anne Ave N and Roy St. for a new park.
The site selection process for this acquisition project included:
June 13, 2002: Community meeting
Discussion of potential sites and possible park uses to be included in site feasibility studies.
June 22, 2002: Walking tour of potential park sites and report on planning status.
July 11, 2002: Open House and Community Meeting
- Presentation of site concept drawings
- Preliminary recommendations from the community for site priorities and possible park uses.
July-September: Publicity in the Uptown neighborhood about potential sites
September 12, 2002: Community Meeting
- Parks and Recreation update on process, and recommendations for priority site and possible park uses.
- Community presents feedback and comments regarding Parks recommendations.
April 2004: Parks and Recreation acquired the priority site identified by the community: the .28 acre vacant property at the northeast corner of Queen Anne Ave N and Roy St.
2005: Planning and design for park development is scheduled to begin in 2005, through the Pro Parks Levy. (See the development project webpage.)
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