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Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Overview
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Large Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Projects: 13th Avenue NW between NW 90th Street and Holman Road

PROJECT TYPE Sidewalk
APPROXIMATE LENGTH 700 lf
COST ESTIMATE $200,000

APPLICANT PROBLEM

A major pedestrian arterial, 13th Ave NW connects arterial NW 100th, Holman Road through to NW 85th Street. Along this route is Crown Hill Park, Small Faces Preschool, Crown Hill Activity Center, Indian Youth Services, businesses and bus routes on Holman Road, and busses and businesses on NW 100th and 85th. Whittier Elementary School is located on 13th Ave NW just across 85th. We have many families traveling to/from Whitman Middle School, Whittier Elementary, North Beach Elementary, and Small Faces Preschool, Soundview Park & playfield, Crown Hill Elementary School Park and playfield, Carkeek Trail & Baker Park, senior homes, youth homes, and Whitman Middle School. Whitman MS has around 1200 students, many of whom use the city busses and patronize the businesses along Holman Road/15th. Note: 13th Ave NW between 95th and Holman has a narrow road with a very wide drainage ditch. Neighbors like the design of the sidewalks in Broadview with one side of the road wide and curved to slow traffic.

APPLICANT SOLUTION

Install sidewalks / boulevards.

SEATTLE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (SDOT) REVIEW

13th Ave NW between NW 90th St & NW Holman Road- Widen the existing 20 foot roadway by 3.5’, install a new curb, 5’ planting strip and 6’ sidewalk on the west side of 13th Ave NW.

NW 90th St from 14th to 13th Aves NW- Widen the existing 14' roadway by 3’, install a new curb, 5’ planting strip and 6’ sidewalk on the north side of NW 90th Street.

 

Constructability

  • No existing drainage system exists and constructing a new one will be a considerable portion of the project cost.
  • Grades are flat in the area and tying into existing driveways and frontage improvements will be an issue.
  • There are some trees in the existing right-of-way.
  • Power poles will generally be located within the proposed planting strip, but may be an issue at some locations.

Community Issues

  • Outreach to the community will be needed, mainly because work will be occurring along the frontage of people's homes.
  • Some trees, fences and driveway parking may be impacted.
Benefits
  • No sidewalks exists on either side of the street.
  • Improves pedestrian safety by defining the parking area with a new curb and building a buffer between pedestrians and vehicles.
  • Improves pedestrian access from the residential area to major transit corridors and commerial areas on NW 85th Street and NW Holman Road.
  • Provides pedestrian access to local businesses to revitalize the commercial area.
  • Improves environment by providing a planting area.

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