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14th Ave NW Park
Project Information

 

Location: Ballard, 14th Ave NW between NW 59th and NW 61st Streets


Project Status

Spring 2014
Right-of-Way use issues with SDOT are resolved. The schematic design is complete and approved by Seattle Parks. The design team is moving forward with the project design. Final legislative approval of the project funding is pending in City Council. Bidding for this project is expected to begin soon after legislative approval and construction permits are available.

This section of Ballard is one of the areas of the city without enough parks and green spaces. The park will make 14th Avenue NW a safer and more pleasant place to walk, cycle, or drive.

Background: A meeting to discuss possible Ballard neighborhood park acquisitions was held in conjunction with Groundswell NW on October 6, 2009. Many ideas and locations were discussed and the consensus at the meeting was that Parks should focus on East Ballard. The community prioritized this development project in lieu of acquiring additional property.

Since the meeting Parks has worked on East Ballard community's vision of transforming the wide, underutilized 14th Avenue NW corridor into a park.

Two public meetings have been held on this project. The first meeting was held on January 24, 2012. Approximately sixty people came from the neighborhood and commented on three options prepared by Mithun, in breakout sessions. To learn more about the first meeting please see concepts and notes below.

Parks held the second public meeting for this project on March 7, 2012. Approximately 45 people attended. Parks staff and the design team from Mithun discussed the final schematic design. The agenda and the written public comments from that meeting can be found below.

Fehr and Peers, traffic consultants, have summarized the Walking Audit and prepared a Parking Impact Memo.

Parks hired Mithun as the design consultant on this project. Fehr and Peers Traffic Consultants, Mayfly Engineering and The Robinson Company(cost estimators) will be assisting in the design phase.


LOCATION
Ballard, 14th Ave NW between NW 59th and NW 61st Streets
BUDGET
Approximately $2.9 million Parks and Green Spaces Levy acquisition funding will be allocated to the development of this project. Anticipated construction cost based on schematic design is $1.65 million.
SCHEDULE
Planning: 2011
Design: 2012 - 2013
Construction: Early 2015
Completion: Late 2015

Project Description

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy provides approximately $2.9 million for design and construction of the 14th Avenue Park Boulevard.

The project converts two full blocks of 14th Ave. NW to a new park between NW 59th and NW 61st streets with transition lanes to the park from the north and south. A park will replace the gravel parking median and portions of the existing concrete roadway. The project includes green infrastructure and incorporates safety improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

The design and construction of this project are funded by the Parks and Green Spaces Levy Acquisition Fund, which provides $24 million for the acquisition of neighborhood parks in up to 20 identified areas throughout the City. The Ballard Residential Urban Village was included in that list. The community prioritized this development project in lieu of acquiring additional property.


Community Participation

Public Meeting #1  1/24/2012

Public Meeting #2  3/7/2012


Important Links


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Updated April 9, 2014

Events

Currently no events are scheduled.

For More Information

Patrick Donohue
800 Maynard Ave S, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
206-684-9286
patrick.donohue@seattle.gov

Final Schematic
Final Schematic
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Concept Sketch
East Ballard Community Association spreads word about Jan 24 public meeting



Gaps in Open Space
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