Hey There, Neighborhood Street Fund Applications now open!

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the first round of funding from the Levy to Move Seattle. Approved by voters in November 2015, the 9-year, $930 million Levy to Move Seattle Levy includes $24 million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund – a program that supports community prioritized transportation improvements. The NSF program will have three 3 year cycles as it has in the past, for selection, design, and construction of projects. The application must be completed by April 17, 2016 and is available at www.seattle.gov/transportation/nsf.htm.

Projects qualify if they meet the following criteria:

  • Large, but not too large (generally between $100,000 and $1 million to design and construct)
  • Related to transportation
  • Located within SDOT right-of-way (city streets and sidewalks)
  • Have the support of their local neighborhood District Council
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Georgetown Festival Street – Pedestrian improvements and public plaza

Past projects have included new sidewalks, curb bulbs and crossing improvements, festival streets and plazas, sidewalk repair, and pedestrian lighting. It’s up to the community applying for the program to identify a problem they would like to solve, and present a proposed approach.

In May 2016, each of Seattle’s 13 neighborhood District Councils will forward five proposals to Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT) for further analysis and cost estimating this summer. District Councils will then rank projects and forward them to the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee which will recommend projects for funding. The Mayor and City Council will make the final decision regarding which projects will receive funding in the fall of 2016. For the most part, projects will be designed in 2017 and built in 2018.

The Levy to Move Seattle provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city.

More at: www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle.