Your Voice, Your Choice: Vote is Coming!

We can’t wait for the Your Voice, Your Choice vote coming up from June 16 to July 16! While we work to get everything ready for YOU to decide how $3 million will be spent on park and street improvements, here are some updates: on how to get involved, the distribution of funding across the city, and the project ideas that will appear on the ballot.

Spread the word about Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) – become a Vote Champion!

YVYC is all about community decision-making, which means the power is in YOUR hands to decide what park and street improvements will receive funding. To spread the word, we work closely with volunteer “Vote Champions” who encourage their neighbors and fellow community members to get out the vote. As a Vote Champion, you can choose what works best to spread the word, and we’ll make sure you have the resources you need to be successful! Sign up to be a YVYC Vote Champion today!

Additional funding to support communities of color impacted by environmental and socio-economic challenges

With an additional $1 million allocated to YVYC in 2018, our Steering Committee considered a number of options to determine how this funding is distributed, with a focus on centering equity, inclusive democracy and environmental justice. This analysis was done in partnership with the City of Seattle’s Equity and Environment Initiative (EEI), which is shifting the City’s approach so those most affected by environmental challenges and racial-socio economic conditions will lead on designing solutions and directly benefit from City programs and policies. The Steering Committee unanimously decided to designate this $1 million in funding for projects in EEI Focus Areas: geographic areas where communities of color, immigrants, refugees, people with low incomes, Native peoples and limited-English proficiency individuals tend to live. These areas are highly impacted by socio-economic and environmental challenges.

Projects will be voted on through district-based ballots, and the top vote-getting projects in EEI Focus Areas citywide will be funded up to $1 million overall. The original $2 million in YVYC funding will continue to be divided equally among all City Council Districts, with each district receiving approximately $285,000 in funding.

Top priority projects under review by Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) in preparation for Vote

The projects below were identified by community members as top priorities during the YVYC Project Development phase. They are undergoing final feasibility review, scoping, and design by SDOT and SPR. Please note that these projects may be modified, changed or removed from consideration before the Vote phase due to SDOT & SPR feasibility determinations.

View a map of these projects.

DISTRICT 1

Project # 18-161: Pedestrian Lighting Improvements at South Seattle College bus stop
Neighborhood: Riverview/Puget Ridge

Project # 18-110: Crossing Improvements on Sylvan Way SW at SW Sylvan Heights Dr.
Neighborhood: High Point (EEI Focus Area)

Project # 17-014: Intersection Improvements at Dallas Ave S, 12th Ave S, and Thistle St
Neighborhood: South Park (EEI Focus Area)

Project # 18-149: Crossing Improvements near Concord Elementary
Neighborhood: South Park (EEI Focus Area)

Project # 17-125: Improvements between 21st Ave SW and 23rd Ave SW at SW Brandon St
Neighborhood: Puget Ridge/North Delridge (EEI Focus Area)

Project # 17-167: Crossing Improvements along Admiral Way SW between 49th & 59th Ave SW
Neighborhood: Alki

Project # 17-174: Crossing Improvements on California Ave SW and SW College St
Neighborhood: North Admiral

Project # 18-167: Improvements on Fauntleroy Way SW & SW Findlay St/SW Brandon St
Neighborhood: Fairmount Park

Project # 17-177: Improvements to basketball courts at Delridge Community Center
Neighborhood: North Delridge

Project # 18-1045: Equipment Refurbishment at Puget Boulevard Commons
Neighborhood: North Delridge

Project # 18-1009: Trash Receptacles at Weather Watch Park
Neighborhood: Alki

Project # 18-1043: Benches in Lincoln Park
Neighborhood: Fauntleroy

Project # 17-006: Improvements at Roxhill Park
Neighborhood: Roxhill/South Delridge (EEI Focus Area)

DISTRICT 2

Project #17-235: Walkway Improvements on 4th Ave S, between E. Marginal Way & Michigan
Neighborhood: Georgetown

Project #18-262: Improvements on Corson Ave S between E Marginal Way S and Airport Way S
Neighborhood: Georgetown

Project #18-231: Crossing Improvements at Lake Washington Blvd S and 45th Ave S
Neighborhood: Lakewood

Project #17-207: Crossing Improvements on Beacon Ave S near the VA Medical Center
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-297: Public Safety Improvements on S Genesee St between Jill Pl S and 29th Ave S
Neighborhood: Rainier Vista (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-240: Pedestrian Lighting in Chinatown/International District
Neighborhood: Chinatown/International District (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-208: Traffic Calming on S. Morgan St. and 33rd Ave. S
Neighborhood: New Holly (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-210: Walkway Improvements on 33rd Ave S between Graham and Holly Drive South
Neighborhood: New Holly (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-207: Crossing Improvements & Traffic Calming at Rainier Ave & S Holly St
Neighborhood: Brighton (EEI Focus Area)

Project #17-260: Crossing Improvements at Seward Park Ave & S. Orcas St
Neighborhood: Lakewood/Seward Park

Project #18-202: Pedestrian Improvements on Rainier Ave from 57th Ave S to Henderson Ave S
Neighborhood: Rainier Beach (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-2024: Lighting Improvements in Oxbow Park
Neighborhood: Georgetown

Project #18-2019: Improvements in Columbia Park
Neighborhood: Columbia City (EEI Focus Area)

Project #17-333: Improvements in Hing Hay Park
Neighborhood: Chinatown/International District (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-2011: Benches in Dr. Jose Rizal Park
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill (EEI Focus Area)

Project #17-322: Improvements to Basketball Courts at Beacon Hill Playfield
Neighborhood: Beacon Hill (EEI Focus Area)

Project #17-344: Trail Improvements in Seward Park
Neighborhood: Seward Park

DISTRICT 3

Project #18-313: Sidewalk Repair on Summit between Madison & Spring
Neighborhood: First Hill

Project #18-314: Pedestrian Improvements at Boren & Seneca St.
Neighborhood: First Hill

Project #18-805: Crossing Improvements on E Aloha St and 14th Ave E
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill

Project #18-818: Signage at Shoreline Street Ends
Neighborhood: Various

Project #17-347: Corner Improvements at 25th Ave S & Plum St
Neighborhood: North Rainier

Project #17-358: Crossing Improvements on 19th & Cherry
Neighborhood: Squire Park

Project #18-360: Crossing Improvements on E Jefferson & 15th/16th Ave
Neighborhood: Squire Park (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-357: Traffic Calming on 29th Avenue between Yesler and Alder
Neighborhood: Leschi

Project #18-363: Traffic Calming at 33rd Avenue and Columbia Street
Neighborhood: Madrona

Project #18-346: Pathway Improvements on Rainier & I-90
Neighborhood: Atlantic (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-3013: Improvements at Lakeview Park
Neighborhood: Denny-Blaine

Project #18-3006: Improvements at Judkins Park
Neighborhood: Judkins Park (EEI Focus Area)

DISTRICT 4

Project #18-412: Crossing Improvements at NE 45th St & 8th Ave NE
Neighborhood: U District

Project #18-449: Improvements at NE 54th St, NE 55th St, Ravenna Ave NE and 22nd Ave NE
Neighborhood: Ravenna

Project #18-418/18-470: Traffic Calming & Crossing Improvements on NE 20th Ave between 65th and Lake City Way
Neighborhood: Ravenna

Project #18-481: Crossing Improvements at NE 77th St and 25 Ave NE
Neighborhood: Wedgwood

Project #18-402: Bike Signal Improvements on Burke Gilman Trail crossing Stone Way N at N 34th St
Neighborhood: Wallingford

Project #18-413: Crossing Improvements at Woodland Park Avenue North and N. 46th/N 45th Streets
Neighborhood: Wallingford

Project #18-451: Crossing Improvements at 15th Avenue NE and NE 55th Street
Neighborhood: Ravenna

Project #18-477: Traffic Calming at 21st Ave NE & NE 77th St
Neighborhood: Ravenna

Project #18-425: Crossing Improvements at 15th Ave NE and NE 85th St
Neighborhood: Maple Leaf

Project #18-4012: Equipment Refurbishment at Terry Pettus Park
Neighborhood: Eastlake

Project #17-464: Improvements at Cowen Park
Neighborhood: Ravenna

DISTRICT 5

Project #17-558: Walkway Improvements on 33rd Ave NE, between 125th & NE 130th
Neighborhood: Lake City (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-580: Traffic Calming and Crossing Improvements on 33rd Ave NE between NE 125 Street and NE 130 Street
Neighborhood: Lake City (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-566: Walkway Improvements on 26th Ave NE and NE 125th St
Neighborhood: Lake City

Project #18-521: Traffic Calming & Crossing Improvements on 32nd Ave NE
Neighborhood: Little Brook (EEI Focus Area)

Project #17-532: Crossing Improvements near Northgate Elementary
Neighborhood: Haller Lake

Project #18-540: Walkway Improvements on NE 104th Way between Lake City Way and 23rd Ave NE
Neighborhood: Victory Heights

Project #18-543: Traffic Calming & Crossing Improvements at NE 105 ST and NE 104th PL
Neighborhood: Meadowbrook

Project #18-586: Traffic Calming on N 143rd St between Greenwood Ave N and Aurora Ave N
Neighborhood: Bitter Lake

Project #18-520: Traffic Calming at 1st Ave NW & N 137th St
Neighborhood: Broadview

Project #18-592: Traffic Calming and Pedestrian Improvements on NE 145th St & 30th Ave NE
Neighborhood: Little Brook (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-5001: Signage Improvements at Licton Springs Park
Neighborhood: Licton Springs

DISTRICT 6

Project #17-687: Improvements on 8th Ave NW, north of 85th St.
Neighborhood: Crown Hill

Project #17-696: Crossing Improvements near NW 97th St & 8th Ave NW
Neighborhood: Crown Hill

Project #17-682: Crossing Improvements at NW 80th St & 13th Ave NW
Neighborhood: Whittier Heights

Project #18-695: Crossing Improvements at 15th Ave NW & NW Market St
Neighborhood: Ballard

Project #18-682: Improvements on 8th and Leary
Neighborhood: Ballard

Project #18-671/18-672/18-675: Crossing Improvements on 39th and Phinney/Linden/Dayton
Neighborhood: Fremont

Project #18-604: Crossing Improvements at Leary & 41st
Neighborhood: Fremont

Project #18-661: Traffic Calming on Ashworth Avenue North between 85th and 80th
Neighborhood: Green Lake

Project #17-675: Crossing Improvements at Linden & N 77th
Neighborhood: Greenwood

Project #18-6003: Improvements at Salmon Bay Park
Neighborhood: Ballard

DISTRICT 7

Project #18-714: Crossing Improvements on Queen Anne Dr. and 4th Ave North
Neighborhood: Queen Anne

Project #18-749: Crossing Improvements & Traffic Calming on 10th Avenue West and Olympic Way West
Neighborhood: Queen Anne

Project #18-749: Curb Ramp at 9th & University Pavement Park
Neighborhood: First Hill

Project #17-338: Crossing Improvements to 2nd Ave Ext S and S Jackson intersection
Neighborhood: Pioneer Square (EEI Focus Area)

Project #18-725: Crossing Improvements on Western Ave & Lenora/Blanchard
Neighborhood: Belltown

Project #17-715: Crossing Improvements at Denny Way & 5th Ave
Neighborhood: Belltown

Project #17-761: Crossing Improvements at 3rd Ave W, near Fulton St.
Neighborhood: Queen Anne

Project #18-717: Pathway Improvements on Jesse Ave W
Neighborhood: Queen Anne

Project #18-7002: Improvements at Cascade Playfield
Neighborhood: Cascade

Project #18-7008: Improvements at Cottages/P-Patch Park
Neighborhood: Belltown

Please reach out at YVYC@seattle.gov if you have any questions or want to get involved!

 

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