The two large projects that the Ballard District Council recommended for city funding have each been allotted $100,000.
The Friends of Salmon Bay will use the money to renovate the Salmon Bay School Playground into an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)-friendly playspace. The new playground will also “serve the needs of younger children, enhance the site so that it is a neighborhood asset, and educate the public about the importance of early intervention for children with ASD,” the release from the Department of Neighborhoods states.
The second project is to replace the roof at the aging Crown Hill Center. From the DoN release the funds will be used to “replace roof over the community and arts space of the Center which expands the usable community space.”
The Large Projects Fund provides cash awards to neighborhood organizations working toward building a better community. This year, the awards range from $48,500 to $100,000. Communities have pledged to match the city’s contribution with resources valued at nearly $1.5 million.