Great turn-out for 23rd Avenue community meeting

23rd Avenue Project Community Meeting  meeting held Saturday, March 2nd. 

 

 

 

 

 

It may have been a Saturday and the weather may have been half-way decent, but that didn’t keep neighborhood residents from attending an open house on March 2nd at the Garfield Community Center.  Some 80 interested citizens showed up to hear about the scope of the work proposed for the 23rd Avenue corridor project. 

The corridor project originally began as repaving work between E John Street and S Jackson Street, but has recently been expanded following acquisition of several grants for signals, paving, transit and pedestrian improvements.  The boundaries of the project now stretches on 23rd Avenue from E John Street past Jackson to Rainer Avenue S,  although the improvements may not be continuous the length of the corridor. 

 The funding sources include the voter-approved Bridging the Gap transportation levy;  Puget Sound Regional Council Countrywide, Puget Sound Regional Council Preservation, Transportation Improvement Board and possibly from the WSDOT Regional Mobility program.  Given that the funding is just coming together and this is actually a very early stage of design, many answers will be forthcoming in the year ahead.

SDOT is particularly appreciative for everyone’s participation which made for an extremely successful and productive meeting.