Ballard Green Streets wins $1.5 million in funding

Back in May, we told you about a Seattle Public Utilities proposal called “Ballard Green Streets” to create green spaces in the planter strips between the sidewalk and the street to reduce stormwater pollution. Today, Governor Gregoire approved $1.5 million in funding for the project.

The project includes the area between NW 75th and NW 85th Streets and 28th to 32nd Avenues NW, controlling runoff from 2.6 acres. The green spaces will be designed to reduce stormwater pollution to the Ship Canal. Together with projects in Olympia and Spokane that were also announced today, the funding from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will create 75 jobs, according to the Governor’s office. (Thanks Allison for the tip!)


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timothycolman
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timothycolman

We should be doing this kind of project across Seattle. It would be a good start if the City code would let us replace sidwalks with permeable materials.

Corrie Frasier
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This is cool! But how does it work? We live in the area– will the city be re-landscaping our parking strip, providing micro grants or…?

Whawha
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Whawha

Sounds like a good way for the government to take control of more of your plot with ornamentals that will prohibit the owners to use the land in future food scarcities.
or some less prolific crisis event