First Round Opportunity Fund

2010 Levy Oversight Committee - Recommendations
PROJECT INFORMATION Budget Allocation:

District:

Project Name:

Notes:

CE

19th & Madison Neighborhood Park

$473,000

The intent of this project is to create a beautiful, tranquil green oasis in an urban setting, including a sensory garden and a community gathering space on what is currently a vacant lot. The goal is to convert an existing street and sidewalk into a green, pervious space which invites and accommodates uses by people on foot instead of only cars. It would be adjacent to the newly acquired12th Ave Park which is in the planning stage. This proposal enhances the new park and P-patch by adding a bioswale, planting area and providing better pedestrian connections. The project proposes closure of 15th Ave between E Madison St and E Pike St and modifications to the existing park for the creation of bioretention cells and rain gardens to accept runoff from the Cascadia Center’s new building to the east. The project goal is to create enhancements that improve trails and signage, restore the native vegetation and make connections to other trails in the Seattle Parks system. This project will refine and complete all remaining channel work in this park, thereby creating a healthier watershed with more controlled flow and plentiful native plants. The project goal is to produce a cost effective operation of a playground, open space, performance area, gardens and a plaza area for the public.

CE

James Court Woonerf

$500,000

CE

John Street Enhancement Project

$260,000

CE

McGilvra Place Green Infrastructure

$364,000

CW

Lower Kinnear Park Enhancement Plan

$750,000

NE

Naturalizing Northgate

$500,000

NE

University Heights, South Lot Park, Playground Gardens

$747,000

NW

Park Enhancements for Bitter Lake Reservoir

$287,000

The project goal is to create additional open space and park-like atmosphere enhancements around the reservoir. CONDITIONAL: A comprehensive design plan must be developed and approved by Parks and Seattle Public Utilities that includes the Department of Neighborhoods P-patch proposal before any elements are constructed. The goal is to create a model design of a sustainable park space. Proposed sustainable design features include the use of recycled materials, native plants, minimal earth movement, tree retention, storm water management, solar panels and wind turbines. The goal of this project is to complete the development of the park, bringing to life an open green space that is welcoming and provides an unique experience which clearly defines its namesake. CONDITIONAL: A comprehensive design plan must be developed and approved by Parks before any elements are constructed. Construction of a new play area to replace existing one, including rain gardens, permeable surfaces and planting beds, native plant restoration. CONDITIONAL: Must provide public access during non-school hours. Entrances/access should be provided to make the site clearly open to the public and gates must be unlocked during non-school hours. The project goal is to restore the steep slope area of the urban forest, increase the native plants and tree restoration. The goal of the project is to establish a unique green infrastructure development project transforming the Atlantic City Nursery into a working organic urban farm and demonstration wetlands restoration site. CONDITIONAL: Funding allocation is contingent on the project proponents being selected through the Request for Proposal process. The project goal is to revitalize and make more effective use of the available space and to increase public awareness and access to the park. CONDITIONAL: Must provide public access during non-childcare program hours. Entrances/access should be provided to make the site clearly open to the public and gates must be unlocked during nonschool/program hours. The vision of Sustainable Puget Ridge is to create an urban community farm which is a neighborhood meeting place, a community food garden and a test site for environmentally conscientious sustainability.

NW

The Troll's Knoll

$685,000

SE

Jimi Hendrix Park Development

$500,000

SE

John Muir Elementary PG Improvements

$270,000

SE

Lewis Park Reforestation

$260,000

SE

Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands

$500,000

SE

Santos Rodriguez Memorial Park

$350,000

SW

Puget Ridge Edible Park

$520,000

TOTAL FUNDING PACKAGE

$6,966,000