Public Planning Meetings start April 13

Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1 are happy to announce the public meeting dates for Planning and Design for the future of the Park.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2011 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 St Matthew Parish Conference Rooms
1240 NE 127th Street, Seattle WA 98125
 Light refreshments and parking

Background:
Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1, a neighborhood organization, has adopted and is stewarding the Thornton Creek Park #1 Natural Area, between 10th and 15th Avenues NE and north of 130th Street.

Friends recently received an $18,000 Seattle Department of Neighborhood Small & Simple Grant for community outreach and planning, with the assistance of landscape architect Peggy Gaynor, GAYNOR, Inc. The planning and design workshops, listed above, are the first step in creating a vision and action plan for the future of the park. Our goals are to preserve and restore the natural habitats, keep the park wildlife-friendly and provide environmentally-sensitive pedestrian access to the park.

Please come join your neighbors and provide your input, to create a vision for Thornton Creek Park #1.

For maps showing the area of the Park, and for photos taken in the Park, see pages in this site http://tcpfriends.org

To submit your comments directly, email to     tcpfriends@gmail.com

This document has been funded in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund Program of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the policies, plans, beliefs, conclusions, ideas, etc., of the City of Seattle. The City does not warrant the accuracy of any of the information, ideas, conclusions, etc., contained in this document. 

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Planning Process Timeline

A new planning grant from the Department of Neighborhoods will support a park planning process for Thornton Creek Park #1, October 2010 through Summer 2011.  Here are the phases (all dates approximate):

Late October: Advertise for proposals from Planning and Landscape firms

November: Receive proposals and examine them, define short list

Late November:  Presentations from shortlisted firms

December: Announcement of award of the planning contract, signing of a contract between the  Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1  and the landscape planning firm.

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February 2011:  Begin series of three public meetings for input of ideas, concerns and support for the future of the Park.  Meetings will be two months apart.  Tentative location: North Neighborhood Service Center conference room, 12525 28th Ave NE (2nd Floor), Lake City — in the Lake City Library building.

Summer 2011:  Presentation of Final Plan for Thornton Creek Park #1 to the public and the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation.

This document has been funded in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund Program of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the policies, plans, beliefs, conclusions, ideas, etc., of the City of Seattle. The City does not warrant the accuracy of any of the information, ideas, conclusions, etc., contained in this document.

http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods

Planning Grant Awarded

Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods announced September 10 that a Small&Simple grant for $18,000 had been awarded to Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1 to manage a professional planning process for the future of this greenbelt area in north Seattle near Jackson Park Golf Course. 

Address questions to Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1  TCPFriends @ gmail.com  or leave a comment below.

This document has been funded in part by the Neighborhood Matching Fund Program of the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The information contained herein does not necessarily reflect the policies, plans, beliefs, conclusions, ideas, etc., of the City of Seattle. The City does not warrant the accuracy of any of the information, ideas, conclusions, etc., contained in this document.

http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods