Access Seattle Initiative
December 4, 2014
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. In 2014, we're working to provide:
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.
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.
Construction Hub Team E-mail: SDOTConstructionHub@seattle.gov
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