Thanks to the neighbors who joined us in October for our first of three community outreach meetings! If you weren’t able to attend (or even if you were!) please complete this survey to let us know your thoughts on the future design of the Melrose Promenade between Pike and Pine Streets!
We’re excited to share the winning community crosswalk designs, which will be installed in the weeks ahead.
We’re grateful to local artist Sarah Snedeker for devoting her time and creativity to helping us bring to life this latest component of the Melrose Promenade vision, and to the Berger Partnership and SDOT for their technical expertise!
The winning designs will be appearing at the corners of Pike and Pine in the next few weeks. Thank you to the 156 neighbors who voted on designs for the Melrose Promenade Community Crosswalks. Thank you also to the dedicated members of our advisory committee and crosswalk selection committee for their help in guiding this process.
In more exciting news, we will hold the first of three public meetings, in coordination with our partners at the City of Seattle and the Berger Partnership, to update the overall project vision and inform the future design of the “Active/Urban” section at the southern terminus of the Melrose Promenade. We are grateful to the City’s Department of Neighborhoods for the Neighborhood Matching Fund grant that is making this exciting next installment of our project possible. The meeting will be at 6pm on Tuesday, October 17 at The Summit (420 E Pike Street). Looking forward to seeing you there!
The Melrose Promenade is about to get a long overdue splash of color!
After reviewing several worthy proposals, we hired local artist Sara Snedeker to design several concepts for a pair of “community crosswalks”. The installations, which will be painted later this summer or in the fall, will cross Melrose at both Pike and Pine Streets. We have three concepts and five designs to choose from, and we need your help!
Please review the designs below and complete our online survey, letting us know which art you’d like to see on the Melrose Promenade.
Concept #1 – “Eye Spy on Melrose”
Concept #2 – “Burst of Color”
Concept #3 – “Poem Dazzle”
The Melrose Promenade is getting its first two community crosswalks this summer, and we are hiring an artist to design them!
Please see our Request for Qualifications, and if you are interested submit your application by May 8, 2017.
This summer, the Melrose Promenade is receiving its first two Community Crosswalks at Pike and Pine Streets, but before it does, we need our neighbors to weigh in on which designs they like best. We are forming a Selection Committee to oversee the selection of the artist, and the selection of the final design, and we invite you to join us. If you are unable to serve on the Selection Committee but would still like to review and weigh in on the design concepts, we will be posting them on our website and Facebook page, and hosting a community open house to review them, and to meet with us and the artist.
If you are interested in participating in the Melrose Promenade Community Crosswalk Selection Committee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Puget Sound Regional Council is recommending that $3 million in federal funds be allocated to design and build entire Melrose Promenade neighborhood greenway and protected bike lane improvements! THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our project and taken it so far, especially our partners at the Seattle Department of Transportation for their work on the grant proposal.
In its proposal, SDOT said:
“The Melrose Promenade project will continue the build-out of the all ages and abilities bicycle network in Seattle by developing a protected bicycle facility design and connecting residents to community resources like parks and schools. It will also address the safety issues at intersections, where pedestrians and bicyclists are more likely to be involved in collisions. The reconfigured intersections will improve safety and make walking and biking more comfortable. The reconfigured roadway will provide increased separation for bicyclists and pedestrians, reduce exposure to motor vehicles, install protected bicycle lanes and neighborhood greenways, and upgrade the public right-of-way to create a community space for gathering.”
The paint’s almost dry on the Melrose Promenade’s new, safe pedestrian crossing at Melrose and Pike. Huge shout outs to our dedicated volunteers for their work to secure a Neighborhood Park & Street Fund grant from the City of Seattle to pay for these improvements, and thanks to SDOT for making this project such a high priority and building it so quickly. Check out the coverage on CHS!
Photos by Patrick Jones
Photos by Capitol Hill Seattle Blog