The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the third and final round of funding from the 2006 voter-approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. The levy 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 a 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 is eligible if it is large ($100,000 – $750,000), is entirely on existing Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) right-of-way; and has strong support from its local neighborhood District Council. In the pictures, you can see how one project established a new sidewalk, curbs, and pedestrian lighting.
After proposals are submitted on 12/17, here’s what happens:
January Each of Seattle’s 13 neighborhood District Councils will forward 3 proposals to SDOT for evaluation, including a preliminary scope and budget. If needed, SDOT will refine the proposed project in consultation with the applicant or to meet construction or design standards.
February-May SDOT will complete a high level scope and cost estimate of the projects selected by neighborhood District Councils (up to 39 projects in all).
June Projects will be ranked by the District Councils and forwarded to the BTG Levy Oversight Committee.
July The BTG Levy Oversight Committee will evaluate and prioritize projects for funding.
August Oversight committee will make funding recommendations to the Mayor and City Council.
September – November 2014 Budget adopted.
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:
Projects Selected for Funding in 2010
- Fairview Ave E and Fairview Ave N Intersection
- Garfield Superblock 23rd Avenue East
- N 143rd St between Palatine and Aurora Ave
- Maynard Ave between S Jackson St and S Dearborn St
- Ravenna Ave NE between 85th Ave NE and Lake City Way
- 13th Avenue NW between NW 90th Street and Holman Road
- S Orcas Street between Beacon Ave S and MLK Jr Way
- 25th Avenue SW from SW Brandon St to SW Juneau St
- S Othello Street between Seward Park Ave & Chief Sealth Trail
- California Ave SW at SW Holden, SW Othello, SW Frontenac and SW Findlay Sts
- 33rd Avenue NE between NE 125th St and NE 130th St
Projects Selected for Funding in 2007
- Lander Festival Street
- Alki Sidewalk
- Delridge Sidewalk
- Sacajawea Elementary Sidewalk
- Greenwood Sidewalk
- Thorton Creek Sidewalk
- Eastlake Sidewalk
- Jackson Place Traffic Calming
- Wallingford Sidewalk Repair
- Queen Anne Pedestrian Improvements
- Ballard Sidewalk Repair
- Central District Pedestrian Improvements
- First Hill Pedestrian Improvements
- Belltown Pedestrian Improvements
- Columbia City Pedestrian Improvements