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Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands
(Formerly Atlantic City Nursery)
Project Information

 

Location: 5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle WA 98118


Project Status

Spring 2014
The fundraising campaign has been successful and is in full swing. Construction document preparation is continuing along with working through the permit process. The Master Use Permit is being evaluated and we hope to present in front of City Council in May.

Fall 2013
After the last meeting the design team moved forward with construction documents and permitting. During this time Seattle Parks Foundation started a campaign to raise funds for a second phase of improvements. We soon determined that it would be in the best interest of the project to combine the two phases into one single phase. This is the direction we are now following which means construction will not occur in 2013. A community meeting will be held to re-connect with the people and share the latest information on the progress of the project prior to the start construction.

Spring 2013
Parks, the Friends of RBUFW, Seattle Tilth and the Berger Partnership are working together on the public planning process for the renovation of the nursery space into an urban farm and restoring the existing wetlands. Seattle Parks and Recreation selected Seattle Tilth and the Friends of RBUFW in 2011 through a competitive public selection process for the development and long-term operation of an urban agriculture and wetland preservation and enhancement project.

The Management and Operating Agreement between Seattle Parks, Seattle Tilth and the Friends of Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands was presented to the Parks and Neighborhoods City Council Committee on August 16, 2012. The Committee and Full Council approved the agreement.


LOCATION
5513 S Cloverdale St, Seattle WA 98118
BUDGET
The Department of Neighborhood's Neighborhood Matching Fund Large Fund allocates $50,000 for planning and design.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Fund allocates $500,000 for the construction of this project.
SCHEDULE
Planning: January - April 2012
Design: May 2012 - Current
Construction: Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
Completion: Spring 2015

Project Description

This project was selected for the first round of Parks and Green Spaces Levy Opportunity Funding. The application receivedYou will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. in this community-initiated process is a preliminary concept and the final design may be constrained by the project budget.

The goal of the project is to establish a unique green infrastructure development project transforming the Atlantic City Nursery into a working organic urban farm and demonstration wetlands restoration site.

All projects will go through Park’s public involvement procedure which includes public meetings and community input. They will also go through an internal Parks process to ensure the most effective implementation.

The property is the low area that separates the Pritchard Island residential area from the original lake shoreline and the residential area to the west. The property is bordered on the north and south by adjacent park property; Pritchard Island Beach Park (separated by Cloverdale) and Beer Sheva/Atlantic City Park to the south and west.

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s “Atlantic City Nursery” was closed January 2010. The Atlantic City Nursery was included in the Shoreline Management Study.

In November 2010 the Acting Superintendent, Christopher Williams endorsed the Use Plan proposed by the Board of Park Commissioners for Atlantic City Nursery site. Please see attached. The Acting Superintendent supports the urban agriculture use, improving safety and providing for public access for the site.


Community Participation

Community Design Meeting #1  6/19/2012

Community Design Meeting #2  7/28/2012

Community Design Meeting #3  9/13/2012

A & E Request for Qualifications Pre-Proposal Conference 3/20/2012 Public Meeting#1 12/3/2009 Site Visits 12/12 & 12/13/09 Public Meeting#2 6/30/2010

Important Links


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Updated April 9, 2014

Events

Currently no events are scheduled.

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For More Information

Kim Baldwin, Project Manager
800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
206-615-0810
kim.baldwin@seattle.gov

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Documents


Improvements Renderings
Improvements Renderings
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Greenhouses and Classroom
Greenhouses and Classroom
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» Wetlands Report You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.
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» Use Plan Endorsement You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document.

Atlantic City Nursery
Atlantic City Nursery
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Concept Board
Concept Board
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