Only in Seattle Newsletter – August 2018

The Only in Seattle newsletter is designed to share resources and information with leaders in Seattle’s neighborhood business districts.

In this edition:

  • Invitation to summertime social – Peer Networking at Tai Tung;
  • SODO’s track mural is the longest in the world;
  • Ballard’s Sidewalk Sale is this weekend;
  • Funding opportunities for business districts;
  • Neighborhood Events;
  • and more!

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Community invited to learn about upcoming improvements for Ballard Playfield

Seattle Parks and Recreation invites the community to learn about proposed improvements scheduled for Ballard Playfield. Please join us on Monday, June 11, 2018 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ballard Community Center, 6020 28th Ave. NW. Ballard Playfield is well used by the community, especially by youth leagues, and this improvement project will help us meet our city’s growing demand for recreational facilities.

The project includes installing two baseball synthetic turf infields, replacing the field lighting system, improving access to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other field enhancements. Ballard Playfield is located at 2644 NW 60th St.

Seattle Parks and Recreation is investing in state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems that provide safe, playable and durable fields. Additionally, we are investing in high quality energy-efficient field lighting which minimizes spill light and glare off the field while providing recreation light on the field.

For more information please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/ballard-playground-athletic-field-improvements

For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Libby Hudson at 206-256-5988 or Libby.hudson@seattle.gov.

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Crews Restore Power After Outage Affects About 12,900 Homes, Businesses

Crews worked through the night to restore power to approximately 12,900 customers. While crews worked to restore power to an earlier outage, four circuit breakers relayed offline causing a cascading effect and a small substation fire. The sequence of events led to a larger outage. Affected areas in parts of Ballard, Magnolia, and Queen Anne were returned to power by 6:15 a.m. this morning, Saturday, January 20. The cause of the original outage is still being investigated.

Power Outage Affecting 12,900 Customers in Parts of Ballard, Magnolia, and Queen Anne

Seattle City Light  crews are working to restore power to about 12,900 customers in parts of Ballard, Magnolia, and Queen Anne. While working to restore power to an earlier outage, four circuit breakers relayed offline causing a cascading effect and a larger outage. The Seattle Fire Department is responding to a small fire that resulted in the Broad Street Substation.  An early estimate for restoration is later this morning, Saturday, January 20. Customers can get updated outage information at www.seattle.gov/light/sysstat.

Seattle Parks and Recreation begins construction of Gemenskap Park

Portion of 14th Ave. NW provides new open space for Ballard

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is moving into the construction phase on Gemenskap Park, new park located in Ballard. SPR awarded the construction contract for Gemenskap Park to Jansen, Inc. and work is planned to begin January 8, 2018. Construction will require a three month detour route on 14th Ave. NW between 58th and 60th streets. We anticipate completion of the park in late spring 2018.

This park will provide open space for the Ballard neighborhood by converting two full blocks of 14th Ave. NW between NW 59th and NW 61st streets to a new park space. The park will replace the gravel parking median and portions of the existing concrete roadway. The project includes green infrastructure and incorporates safety improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy Acquisition Fund provided $24 million for the acquisition of neighborhood parks in up to 20 identified areas throughout the City. The Ballard Residential Urban Village was included in that list and the community prioritized this development project in lieu of acquiring additional property.

For additional information and to stay up to date on construction, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/14th-ave-nw-park or contact Toby Ressler at Toby.Ressler@seattle.gov.

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