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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Seattle Parks and Recreation to provide Bell Street Park Update
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
1/10/2013  5:10:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  (206) 684-7241


Seattle Parks and Recreation to provide Bell Street Park Update

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites property owners, business owners and Belltown neighbors to learn about progress on the Bell Street Park project. Join us at a public meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell St.

Bell Street Park will be a unique park for Seattle, providing much needed community open space for the high density Belltown neighborhood. Seattle Parks and the Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) completed the final documentation and advertised for construction bids on January 4, 2013. Bids will be opened on January 23, 2013. The project will be divided into phases with each block being constructed individually to minimize disruption to local residents and business.

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy project provides the funding to convert one traffic lane and reconfigures parking to create a park-like corridor through the heart of Belltown on Bell Street.

The project was first envisioned in the 1998 Belltown/Denny Triangle Neighborhood Plan with leadership from the Belltown Housing and Land Use Committee. Subsequently, the Belltown Community Council, Belltown Business Association and other community groups requested that the City develop the project as a response to inadequate open space facilities in the neighborhood and the difficulty in purchasing property for such uses.

For more information please contact Patrick Donohue, Project Manager at 206-684-9286 or patrick.donohue@seattle.gov or visit http://seattle.gov/parks/projects/bell_street/boulevard_park.htm. If you need interpretation services at the meeting, please contact Karen O’Connor at 233-7929 or Karen.o’connor@seattle.gov.

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