The Public Planning Process Is Complete

At the third and final public meeting (July 28) for input on the grant for planning for Thornton Creek Park #1, Peggy Gaynor of GAYNOR, Inc. presented her synthesis of the alternatives for trails and overlooks into or along the edge of the Park, and for forest restoration
Next she will compile the background data, the planning history, and the final recommended plans into a final report.  In a future meeting with the Department of Parks and Recreation, she will present the report for approval by the Department, which could ask for significant changes.

 Once a final report is approved, the Friends will produce a number of paper copies to be placed in libraries and schools, and made available to neighbors who request them, while supplies last.

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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Final Public Meeting for Planning – Thursday 27 July

All are urged to attend the third public planning meeting for Thornton Creek Park #1, recently renamed “Licorice Fern Natural Area on Thornton Creek”.  We will be meeting in the usual place, the conference rooms at St.Matthew Parish, 1270 NE 127th Street, Seattle, at 6:30PM Thursday 27 July.

Based on comments from that meeting Peggy Gaynor will prepare the final plan proposal to the Parks Department, and eventually there will be a formal plan document available.

Hope to see everyone Thursday.

Public Meeting Votes Results, May 31

At the second public meeting (May 31) for input on the grant for planning for Thornton Creek Park #1, Peggy Gaynor of GAYNOR, Inc. presented planning alternatives both for potential trails and overlooks into or along the edge of the Park, and for forest restoration.

After considerable discussion, votes were taken and tallied on the alternatives for trails and habitat restoration.  The results of the votes favored limited trails and favored forest restoration in all the areas presented.

The final public meeting is scheduled for Thursday July 28  6:30 – 8:30 PM at St Matthew Parish Conference Rooms, 1240 NE 127th Street, Seattle WA 98125.  We will see and discuss the plans that will be presented to the Department of Parks and Recreation for approval.  All are encouraged to attend.

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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Public Comment Meeting Tonight April 13

Please attend, listen to your neighbors’ opinions, express your wishes, and leave a written comment in our log if you wish.  You can suggest a name for the Park.

Wednesday, April 13, 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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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. 

http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods

Planning Consultant Contract Signed

Friends of Thornton Creek Park #1 are happy to announce that we have signed a contract with GAYNOR, Inc. to manage the planning process for the Park in 2011.  Anita Fisk signed for the Friends, and Peggy Gaynor signed for GAYNOR, Inc. at Treehouse Coffee last Friday (photo). 

The planning process will include three public meetings to be scheduled for March-June.   Watch for announcements of the dates and location, to be in our Pinehurst / JacksonPark / OlympicHills area.  

For maps showing the area of the Park, and for photos taken in the Park, see other posts and pages of this site.

For many examples of Peggy Gaynor’s other planning and design work in Seattle Parks see her web site http://gaynorinc.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.

http://seattle.gov/neighborhoods

Planning Services sought for Thornton Creek Park #1

Landscape architecture firm sought to prepare a site plan for Thornton Creek Park #1 that allows for footpaths into the natural area to provide neighborhood access but also protects the wildlife, wetlands and native plants of the park. Services will include conceptual design, facilitation of public meetings, preparation of a vegetation management plan, preparation of a preliminary cost estimate and coordination with volunteer steering committee and Seattle Parks. The contract for work requested is $12,000. Submission deadline: December 15th, 2010.

Full RFQ

email TCPFriends@gmail.com for more information.