As part of the Enhanced Rights of Way & Urban Boulevards Program, a new neighborhood identity sign, landscape plan and utility box wraps will be installed along north entry drive to Woodridge (Southeast Eighth Street and 121st Avenue Northeast) later this year.
The Woodridge Neighborhood Association Board of Directors offered initial input for the design in March 2012. Four sign options were designed and presented for review at the Woodridge annual meeting on May 17. Residents were given the opportunity to vote and to submit comments.
Neighborhood Entry Sign
The conceptual design that received a large majority of the votes is shown. The construction drawings give size and materials incorporated comments received at the annual meeting. A curb or other deterrent to vandalism will be part of the next step in the construction documents. The sign will be located at the time of installation for best visibility and to protect the nearby tree. A suggested font is shown. Please suggest others that say “Woodridge” to you.
The landscape design is schematic and shows plants types to be incorporated into the final planting plan.
Utility Vault Screening
The PSE utility boxes will be screened as shown in the photo simulations. The shrubs will be similar in height and type to the original screening. The boxes are proposed to be enhanced with a simple leaf pattern that will blend with the plantings.
The Kelsey Creek Fish Viewing Platform
The Utilities Department will install a safe place to view fish activity at Kelsey Creek as a separate project. Direct your comments and questions about the proposed platform to Kit Paulsen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-452-4861.
We look forward to your comments and questions about the sign and landscaping. Please forward them via email to Patti Wilma at email@example.com or call 425-452-4114.
Lake Hills and Newport Hills / Lake Heights
The city has directed resources to projects that enhance the unique identity of Bellevue’s established neighborhoods. Two neighborhoods – Lake Hills and Newport Hills / Lake Heights – have worked with staff to develop comprehensive identity treatments reflective of their history and character.
Lake Hills residents selected a combination of themes for their Neighborhood Identity project. Landscaped entry signs at three key locations were designed to reflect the 1950s architecture that characterized the neighborhood’s early development. Other treatments included significant improvement to the farm produce stand at Southeast 16th Street and 156th Avenue Southeast, reminiscent of the area’s agricultural background.
More recently, the Lake Heights and Newport Hills community associations collaborated on design of landscaped signage at six key entry points.
Continuing to improve neighborhood quality, the city has launched the Public Art in Neighborhoods program. Artists are working with residents in two neighborhoods – Newport Hills/Lake Heights and Bridle Trails – to create neighborhood-oriented artworks.