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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Community invited to attend first public meeting for John Street enhancement project
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
6/14/2013  7:31:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Karen O'Connor  (206) 684-7241


Community invited to attend first public meeting for John Street enhancement project

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to participate in the first public meeting for the John Street Enhancement Opportunity Fund project on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. Parks will host the meeting at the Capitol Hill Branch Library located at 425 Harvard Ave. E.  This community initiated project is located adjacent to Summit Slope Park on Capitol Hill.

At the meeting the community can provide input on adding more green space in the street right-of-way and comment on changing traffic and parking on a short portion of E John Street between Summit Avenue E and E Olive Way. Seattle Parks staff will present site analysis and schematic design alternatives that include the addition of a bio-swale or rain garden along the sidewalk, additional green space, and changes in traffic and parking in the street right-of-way. Staff will answer community questions and gather input on the project.

This project is one of 15 to receive funding through the first round of the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund. The Opportunity Fund provides $15 million in funding for community initiated park development or property acquisition projects. To view other projects that received funding please visit http://seattle.gov/parks/levy/opportunity.htm

For additional information about the project please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/projects/john_street/enhancement.htm
or contact Rick Nishi, Parks and Green Spaces Levy manager at 206-733-9319 or rick.nishi@seattle.gov.

This press release can be found on Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Parkways Blog.

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