Community organizers and residents of Lake City Court and Lake City House would like to invite you to join them this Saturday from 10AM to 1PM on 33rd Ave NE (meeting between the apartment buildings) for a dedication and parade celebrating the completion of final adjustments to 33rd Ave NE.
Street improvements for 33rd Ave NE, a long neglected street within the Hub Urban Center in Lake City, were first proposed in the North District Neighborhoods Plan adopted in 1999. In 2007 a kickoff event, sponsored by the 33rd Ave NE Vision Group, began a long process of surveys, scoping meetings, and design discussions.
In 2009 Department of Neighborhoods awarded a matching grant that funded a full neighborhood design planning process for 33rd Ave NE by SVR. That final design plan was used in 2010 to obtain funding from Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) from the “Bridging The Gap” levy funds. The levy funds were used to install a new sidewalk on the west side of 33rd Ave NE between NE 125th and NE 130th Street. It was also used to organize street parking, address drainage and stormwater runoff issues, add street lighting, and install planting strips and beds to make 33rd Ave NE safer for pedestrians.
More details are at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/btg_nsf_large_33.htm
Last summer in 2012, SDOT completed the project, and planted the trees and shrubs later that fall. Final adjustments were completed last month to improve wheelchair safety. The trees are looking greener now with their new leaves. It is time to officially dedicate this street and celebrate improved safety for all those who use it on foot, by bicycle, in scooters or wheelchairs, and in all other non-vehicular modes of transportation.
Here is the planned schedule for the celebration:
10:00 am – Local community and business displays, children’s activities
11:00 am – Speakers give a brief history of the project, and thank our supporters
11:30 am – Ribbon Cutting and “Get Moving” Parade Decorate your cycles, wheelchairs, scooters, yourself! And join us in an official stroll down our new sidewalk.
12:00 noon – Light lunch with snacks from around the world, and sweet desserts.
There will also be a “Yarn Bomb” art installation by the Lake City Court Knitters Club!
This project was funded by Seattle Department of Transportation & Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Event was organized by Lake City Community Council, Seattle Housing Authority Lake City Court & Lake City House, the Seattle Mennonite Church, & the North Seattle Family Center.
Lake City Community Council meets monthly and addresses community issues in the core area between NE 120th and NE 130th from 35th Ave NE to Lake City Way. All meetings are open to the public. Call 206-367-4635 if you need further details or want information about our upcoming projects, OR find us on Facebook at Lake City Community Council.