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17th and Dock: A New Public Open Space?

First Hill Public Realm Action Plan. More ideas @ http://bit.ly/1zEj73c

First Hill Public Realm Action Plan. More ideas @ http://bit.ly/1zEj73c

Ballard Neighborhood Greenway is still on track for 2015 construction. The most interesting opportunity of the project is the reconfiguration of 17th Ave NW, Russell Ave NW, and NW Dock Pl. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) recommends reconfiguring this intersection to provide over 5,000 square feet of public space while reducing potential traffic conflicts.

Seattle Department of Transportation is exploring similar experimental street plazas, such as the one pictured above in the First Hill Neighborhood. See more ideas for creative street reuse here.

Ballard Greenways, Groundswell NW and Ballard Food Bank are working with SDOT to determine possible community uses for this space, as well as looking for design and stewardship partners to make this new open space a reality.