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.

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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.


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.

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