Seattle Parks and Recreation invites community to review Greenwood Park addition design

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to the final public meeting for the Greenwood Park addition project on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us at the Greenwood Park addition, 8805 Fremont Ave. N.

The final schematic design is based on input we heard from our public process and responds to input from the three concepts presented in early June. The community is encouraged to attend the public meeting in the park to review the final schematic design. It is an opportunity to meet the design team, and provide final feedback.

SPR purchased this .1-acre site at 8805 Fremont Ave. N in 2013 to provide more open space for the growing neighborhood and expand the existing Greenwood Park. The property is surrounded by Greenwood Park. The acquisition of the property was identified in the Greenwood neighborhood plan and the 2009 Greenwood Park Master Plan.

The design of the new parcel builds upon several years of work and design from the community process led by Vision Greenwood. It will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and reflects the community input received.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding to tackle the $267-million major maintenance backlog for Seattle Parks and Recreation as well as other facilities including the Aquarium and Zoo. In addition, it provides funding to improve and rehabilitate community centers, preserve the urban forest, perform day-to-day maintenance of parks and facilities, provide more recreation opportunities for people from underserved communities, provide programs for people of all ages and abilities, and acquire and develop new park land.

For more information or for meeting notification translations please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/greenwood-park-addition. For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Katie Bang at katie.bang@seattle.gov or 206-6844-9268. Thank you to the North Seattle Boys and Girls Club and Vision Greenwood for their partnership.

 

 

 

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Seattle Parks and Recreation provides design update for Smith Cove Park at upcoming meeting

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a design update meeting for the Smith Cove Park project on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Catherine Blaine School, 2550 34th Ave. W.  SPR is beginning the next phase of the design process for this project and a component of moving the design forward has been to refine the project budget. To that end, we are proposing to phase the project, starting on the west parcel first, to maximize investment opportunities. This meeting is an opportunity to learn about the project phasing, receive design updates and ask any questions about the project.

Smith Cove Park is located just west of Pier 91 at the foot of Magnolia Hill on Elliott Bay at 1451 23rd Ave. This project will make improvements to the west parcel which is the playfield used for youth sports at Smith Cove Park (west of 23rd Ave. W) and develop the 4.9-acre easterly waterfront property (east of 23rd Ave. W) in the second phase. The expanded park will provide opportunities for active and passive recreation for all ages and abilities, increase environmental-sensitivity, and make the park inviting and usable for more people. Thank you to everyone who participated in the previous meetings. We encourage you to attend this meeting and see how your input has helped shape the design.

In early 2016, SPR hired GGN as the design consultant. GGN and SPR used the outreach and concept completed by the Friends of Smith Cove Park (FoSCP) in 2015 as the starting point for the design of the park.

For more information on the park and the project, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/smith-cove-park-development  or contact David Graves, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 684-7048 or david.graves@seattle.gov.

 

 

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Capitol Hill Design Guidelines Update Open House

Capitol Hill is experiencing a phase of rapid growth. Since the neighborhood design guidelines were adopted in 2005, nearly 50 new building designs have gone through the Design Review program and received development permits. As the neighborhood continues to grow, the City of Seattle is teaming up with Capitol Hill Housing, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict and local community members to update the existing Capitol Hill Neighborhood Design Guidelines, which will serve as a guide for future development throughout all areas within the Capitol Hill Urban Center. This is a joint effort we are working on with the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD).

Come meet the team, learn more about design guidelines update, and share your thoughts about design of new development on Capitol Hill.

Capitol Hill Design Guidelines Open House
Thursday, November 16, 5:00 – 7:00 pm (brief presentation at 6:00 pm)
Pike/Pine Room of 12th Avenue Arts
1620 12th Avenue, 2nd Floor
RSVP on Facebook here

What are Design Guidelines?
Design Guidelines serve as a tool to establish a set of expectations, goals, values, and qualities used to evaluate construction projects. They define the qualities of architecture, urban design, and public space for the City’s Design Review Program. Guidelines are intended to address how new buildings support and enhance the character of the existing community fabric.

Please visit OPCD’s website to learn more about the project and review related materials.

For more information, please contact:

Patrice Carroll, OPCD
Patrice.Carroll@seattle.gov

Christina Ghan, SDCI
Christina.Ghan@seattle.gov

Community invited to review design options for the Baker Park on Crown Hill project

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to a meeting for the Baker Park on Crown Hill addition project. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at Crown Hill Dental, 1421 NW 85th St, Seattle, WA 98117. Please join Seattle Parks and Recreation’s project manager and senior landscape architect to provide input and review designs of play equipment options. All ages are encouraged to attend and participate. This final meeting will be held just north of the park at Crown Hill Dental in the lobby of Pacific Dental Care.

SPR purchased the .23-acre site directly adjacent and south of Baker Park on Crown Hill, 8341 14th Ave NW, in 2013. The design of the addition will incorporate accessibility features in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards and will provide access to open space within this high-density neighborhood. SPR is working with the community on the design and would like to thank everyone who has participated in the previous meetings.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding that supports Seattle Parks and Recreation’s maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information or for meeting notification translations, please visit https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/baker-park-addition

If you have questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations, please contact Shannon Glass, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-733-9319 or shannon.glass@seattle.gov.

 

 

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Seattle Park District provides funding for renovation of Soundview Playfield in northeast Seattle

Community encouraged to participate in design

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the community to an Open House on Saturday, June 3, 2017 to provide input on the renovation and design of the Soundview Playfield. Please join SPR’s staff from 1 to 3 p.m. at the playfield near the play area at 1590 NW 90th St. The proposed project will include installation of synthetic field surfacing, the addition of lighting, access improvements that meet the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other site enhancements. We will have a tent at the park near the play area with light refreshments and activities for children. Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn about the proposed project and provide input on the preferred design elements for the playfield.

SPR 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. SPR is committed to renovating the lower playfield with synthetic turf and lighting. We anticipate providing additional improvements for the upper field that will be defined by the budget. These upgrades will address recreational demands and repair field drainage issues.

Funding for this park project is provided by the Seattle Park District. Approved by Seattle voters in 2014, the Seattle Park District provides more than $47 million a year in long-term funding for Seattle Parks and Recreation including maintenance of parklands and facilities, operation of community centers and recreation programs, and development of new neighborhood parks on previously acquired sites.

For more information or for meeting notification translations, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/current-projects/soundview-playfield-athletic-field-renovation. For questions about the project or if you need an interpreter or accommodations please contact Karimah Cooper Edwards, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-233-0063 or Karimah.edwards@seattle.gov.

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