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2016 Neighborhood Street Fund Applications Are In!

The City’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) supports communities by providing funding for transportation projects identified by the community.  The 2016 NSF applications are in! 140 applications came in from across the city for all types of projects from new sidewalks to festival streets. Compared to the last round in 2013, this is a 63% increase in applications! By neighborhood (some applications included more than one neighborhood) the numbers are:

District Council Applications Received
Ballard 10
Central Area 6
Delridge 16
Downtown 13
East 15
Greater Duwamish 8
Lake Union 7
Magnolia / Queen Anne 8
North 12
Northeast 11
Northwest 16
Southeast 22
Southwest 6


Boundaries of Seattle’s 13 Neighborhood District Councils

The NSF program is supported by the Levy to Move Seattle approved by voters in 2015. The 9-year, $930 million 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. The levy provides $24 million over the next 9 years to select, design, and construct neighborhood projects identified by the community.

Curious what projects are being considered in your neighborhood?

In May each Neighborhood District Council will review the projects in its boundaries and choose five projects to move forward into the conceptual design phase. You can see a map of each district council here ( and find your neighborhood’s District Coordinator here ( If you’re are interested in learning more about the applications, consider attending your district council’s May meeting.

NSF 4-28-16

One NSF project built a new sidewalk extension and planting area on Maynard Ave S in the International District

What Next?

After each Neighborhood District Council chooses 5 projects they will forward these picks to SDOT for evaluation and refinement.  This summer SDOT will develop a cost estimate and conceptual design, working with applicants as needed to refine the project or find alternative solutions. With this new information each district council will rank the 5 projects and send them to the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee. The committee evaluates the projects and makes recommendations to the Mayor and City Council who select the projects that will receive NSF funding. From there, projects will be designed in 2017 and constructed in 2018.

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