See the 9th Ave park concepts tonight

Tonight is the second planning meeting for the new park on 9th Ave NW between NW 70th & NW 73rd.

After listening to ideas from the community during the first meeting, the design team from Site Workshop has created five concepts which they’ll release at tonight’s meeting. They’ll be looking for more community input and direction as they move forward with the design process. The meeting is tonight from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Whittier Elementary (1320 NW 75th St.) At the third meeting on January 28th, 2010, the team will present a preferred design developed from input they get tonight. More information on the park can be found here. The plan is for construction to begin in August 2010 with a completed park in the spring of 2011. (Aerial photo of park this presentation by Site Workshop. .pdf)


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BTown
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BTown

Seems like a bad timing to try and build new parks with the huge shortage of money. Or are we going for the SimCity approach. Increase land value, encourage higher density. Future location of Town-homes and small condo's.

Alysse
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Alysse

BTown, I might be wrong and or misinformed, but I think this money comes from the Parks Levy funds. I know we've passed two of these, and the money cannot be spent on other things.

ballard born
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ballard born

800k is pretty hefty, you know it'll end up with the clean cut edges all the other new aged parks have.

All I hope for is a real emphasis on gardening, local plans and Compost/soil restoration education, would be great if there were a way to introduce people to Cover Cropping methods without all the kids running through knocking the rye to the ground.

Idle Activist
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Idle Activist

“without all the kids running”

Yes, can't have kids running in parks when there's rye to protect.

Here's my one idea: no public toilet. We don't need another hobo camp.

ballardpilot
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ballardpilot

and automatic sprinklers that go off for five minutes every hour from sundown to sunrise…