The city has $2 million to spend on park and street improvements around the city, and they’re asking for public input on where those improvements should happen.
This is the third year of Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC): Parks & Streets, run by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. From January 28 to February 22, they’ll take submissions of project ideas online, or at any Seattle Public Library.
Projects can include such improvements as new park benches, trail upgrades, flashing beacons, or curb ramps. The criteria are the following: projects must be physical improvements for Seattle’s parks or streets, benefit the public, and cost $90,000 or less.
Submitted ideas will then be narrowed down by volunteers, who will create eight to 10 proposals per council districts. In July, the public will have an opportunity to vote on top projects in their district.
Examples of past projects in Ballard include new benches and tables in Salmon Bay Park and crossing improvements at the intersections of 15th/Market and 8th/Leary.
To learn more, visit the Your Voice, Your Choice website.