North District Council Approves Traffic Circle

Looking east at the intersection of 23rd Ave NE & NE 105th, site of the proposed traffic circle

Looking east at the intersection of 23rd Ave NE & NE 105th, site of the proposed traffic circle

Eileen Canola, who has been working to get a traffic circle put in at the intersection of NE 105th Street and 23rd Avenue NE reports:

Just letting you know that the North District Council voted on our traffic circle request  along with the other applications for the Parks and Street Fund, and it made the top three!!!
So, that means the North District Council will forward our application along with the other two, to the Seattle Department of Transportation for analysis/feasibility.  We should hear back from the Department of Neighborhoods later in the year.
Thank you for the support!

Traffic Circle Vote On North District Council Agenda Wednesday

Looking east at the intersection of 23rd Ave NE & NE 105th, site of the proposed traffic circle

Looking east at the intersection of 23rd Ave NE & NE 105th, site of the proposed traffic circle

The proposed traffic circle in Victory Heights at NE 105th Street and 23rd Avenue NE will be reviewed and voted on as part of the 2013 Neighborhood Park And Street Fund process at the North District Council (NDC) meeting on Wednesday. Each year, community councils offer proposals for review by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and the Parks Department for small low-impact projects that are paid for out of the discretionary Street Fund. Applications are prioritized by the appropriate District Council by a vote which is then passed on to the city departments for a final decision.

Eileen Canola of Victory Heights has been working for many years to get a traffic circle approved, jumping through many hoops in order to make it this far for consideration. On Wednesday, the NDC will be reviewing the applications and hearing from applicants at their meeting April 3rd at the Lake City Library.   Each applicant will allowed a few minutes (around 5 or less) for presentation and questions.  Following the six presentations, the NDC members will select three proposals for further evaluation by either SDOT or Parks, depending on the project location. Meetings start at 7 p.m., with the presentations probably starting at 7:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend. The Department of Neighborhoods will notify applicants of award status in September 2013.

Want to know more about the North District Council?

Part 1: Introduction to the North District Council

Part 2: How Representatives Are Chosen

Part 3: Is the District Council a squeaky wheel or just public relations?

Part 4: Representing Victory Heights

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