The city’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the third and final round of funding from the voter approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. This levy, adopted by voters in 2006, provides $4.5M every three years to select, design and construct larger neighborhood projects identified by the community.
The application is now available on-line , along with a timeline and host of other resources to help you complete the application and answer any questions you might have about the process or type of projects that will be competitive. Completed applications must be received by December 17, 2012 to be considered. Any transportation project may be proposed as long as it is sufficiently large (greater than $100,000) and completely within SDOT’s right-of-way.
To see examples of what neighborhood projects have been proposed and funded the NSF Past Projects website.
In January 2013, each of Seattle’s 13 neighborhood District Councils will forward 3 proposals to SDOT for evaluation and if needed, SDOT will refine the proposed project in consultation with the applicant to meet construction or design standards. Simultaneously, the projects will be forwarded to the BTG Levy Oversight Committee and sent back to each District Council for their final rankings. The Oversight Committee will recommend projects for funding to the Mayor and City Council, who will make the final decision regarding project selection.
Project recommendations will be finalized in the fall of 2013, project design work will happen in 2014 with construction taking place in 2015. The NSF program began in 2007 and at the end of this year, 27 new projects will have been constructed thanks to BTG. To learn more about BTG please visit this web page.