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Construction Hub Coordination Program: Outreach

May 27, 2015

GOALS

Construction Hub Coordination Program goals include helping residents and businesses know what to expect and where, while limiting and managing cumulative impacts to support neighborhood and economic vitality.

Successful construction hub coordination depends on information and understanding. Input from those who live, work and play in the identified hubs is vital. As cumulative impacts are identified, we want to work with neighborhood organizations and business associations to find effective solutions.

The Construction Hub Coordination Team will work with communities to actively manage and minimize cumulative impacts. Tools we are providing include:

  • Standardized communications regarding hub construction, for clear reliable notification
  • Coordinated construction maps showing mobility impacts and best navigation for access
  • Fact sheets with updated schedules, impacts information and route suggestions
  • Single points of contact for hub areas, linking concerns to Interdepartmental City Group
  • Collaboration with business owners, community members and other stakeholders
  • Encouragement for contractors and project managers to use impact-reducing construction methods wherever possible
  • Education to prepare travelers and inspire hub area visits, for a thriving economy

ENGAGEMENT

We want to inform and engage those who live, work and play in Seattle areas experiencing the impacts of multiple, simultaneous construction in close proximity.  To gather feedback and to raise awareness the team is meeting with neighborhood and business organizations; partnering with community leaders and other project management groups; identifying and sharing existing information dissemination channels; and creating new materials and engagement tools.

On the horizon, is the creation of mapping systems and traveler engagement tools showing all current impacts in identified hubs and providing navigation guidance. We are also creating hub-specific maps depicting all recently completed; in construction; and upcoming projects. Click the links below for examples of these hub construction activity maps, which evolve on a regular basis.  

Access Seattle and Construction Hub Coordination team members hold regular neighborhood meetings to gather input from impacted residents and businesses, and bring concerns directly to contractors to be resolved; they hold mandatory  contractor coordination meetings to ensure early intervention to reduce cumulative impacts (across all projects, public and private); and they brief neighborhood organizations about the program to improve mobility during Seattle’s construction surge now and in the coming years.  

If your group would like to hear from the Construction Hub Coordination Team, please contact us!

Thank you for being part of the solution. Your input is critical. This includes input from contractors, and their understanding of potential permit limitations to ensure mobility and a thriving economy. With dedicated, consistent coordination across all fronts, we can limit undue inconvenience and frustration for all.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For Construction Impact Concerns in All Hubs Contact:

Construction Hub Team email - SDOTConstructionHub@seattle.gov

Hub Team

Ken Ewalt
206.684.4995 
or team email:
Ken.Ewalt
@Seattle.gov

Jack Bighorse
206-794-8238
or team email:
Jack.Bighorse
@Seattle.gov

Wayne Gallup
206.681.6099 
or team email:
Wayne.Gallup
@Seattle.gov



James Kelly

For Business Impact Concerns 
in All Hubs Contact
:

Other Program Contacts:

  • Melody Berry – Supervisor
    206-733-9052
  • Ethan Jackson – Project Coordinator
    206-727-8711
  • Jan Katzenberger – Communications Liaison
    206-794-0576

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