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Cayton Corner Park
(Formerly 19th and Madison)
Project Information

 

Location: 1831 E Madison St


Project Status

August 2015
An on site Open House was held on August 25 to show park design development plans to the neighbors. Nearly forty people reviewed the plans, met the community group and each other, asked the landscape architect questions and had snacks. An informative flier handout was available helping many people walking by learn about the plans for the first time.

The consultant and the community group are working with Seattle Parks and Recreation to complete the design development phase. This phase is based on the schematic design. Details such as path grades, dimensions and plant types will be refined.

The site has some challenges for the designer. It is steep and is next to E. Madison Street, an arterial.  There is a beautiful large tree that is erupting into the sidewalk; the tree will remain in the project.

A community decision to include a slide works well with the grade but is unusual and the details are being worked out by the landscape architect.

Parks and the community hope that the people who use the Hearing Speech and Deafness Center next door will enjoy the new park. To this end a meeting took place to discuss the future park with people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have communication disorders. At this meeting, the consultant, the community and Parks learned what features will make the park the most desirable.

This builds upon the $25,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund award received in December 2013 to complete a schematic design for the park. The Friends of (what was called then) 19th and Madison Park used their NMF award to hire J.A. Brennan and Carolyn Law to complete a schematic design and a preliminary cost estimate for the park. This work was completed and the Design Report You will need adobe acrobat reader to view this document. attached.

This site was acquired with the condition that the maintenance of any development be performed by community members. SeattleWorks will work with Parks and the community to do this. Tomilyn Rupert represents SeattleWorks ("Do Something"), the organization that will be organizing monthly maintenance work parties for this site. The Friends of 19th and Madison conducted a neighborhood survey and received 171 responses. Check out their website below to find out when the steering committees are held; please feel free to join in!

This Parks and Green Spaces Opportunity Fund acquisition is complete. Parks staff completed the acquisition of the 4,500 square foot, triangular-shaped lot on April 29, 2011. A consortium of neighborhood organizations will work with Seattle Parks on planning, design and construction of the new park.


LOCATION
1831 E Madison St
BUDGET
$15,300 Small and Simple Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) for schematic design
$25,000 Small and Simple NMF for design development and construction drawings
$51,436 Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (for 2016 construction)
SCHEDULE
Planning: 2012
Design: 2013 - 2015
Construction: 2016 - 2018
Completion: (TBD)

Project Description

The current development project will add much needed public green space to the busy Madison corridor, link the Central District and Capitol Hill, represent the community through design and the namesake history and beautify what is currently an empty lot.

Acquisition

The intent of initial Opportunity Fund project was to acquire an open space for the neighborhood.

The acquisition 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. 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.


Community Participation

Public Meeting #1  3/5/2013

Public Meeting #2  3/27/2013

Open House Public Meeting 8/25/2015



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Updated August 27, 2015

Events

Public Event
The community is invited to join the Friends of Cayton Corner for monthly steering committee meetings held the second Monday of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Miller Community Center.
330 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112

For More Information

Pamela Kliment
800 Maynard Ave S
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98134
206-684-7556
pamela.kliment@seattle.gov

LOVE PARKS! You can make a tax deductible donation to this park through the Seattle Parks Foundation.

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August 25, 2015 Open House Photos
August 25, 2015
Open House Photos
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Tree to be Retained
Tree to be Retained


Schematic Design Report
Schematic Design Report
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Be Involved
Be Involved


2013 Night Out Photos
2013 Night Out Photos
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Sign
Sign


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