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Northwest Bellevue

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FOUR PROJECTS HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR FUNDING

MASONRY WALL ON NE 8TH ST. WILL NOT BE INCLUDED

More than 860 residents submitted ballots voting for their preferred projects. Residents were asked to vote for their first-, second- and third-priority projects. Each first-priority vote received three points, each second-priority vote received two points and each third-priority vote received one point. The total points that each project received determined the relative priorities overall. The results of that vote are shown below. 

Based on the $400,000 allocation, four of the projects will be funded. They are shown under the heading "Funded Projects" and are listed in the order of the vote points they received.

Eight projects will not be funded. They are shown below as "Unfunded Projects" and are also listed in the order of the vote points they received.  The number of vote points each project received are shown in parentheses following the project title.

Subsequent to the original NEP vote, a question was raised about possible uncounted ballots for the masonry wall on NE 8th Street (the "Vuecrest Wall").  Therefore, residents were asked whether they wanted to fund the wall project, and deduct the additional cost from the NEP allocation for the area in 2011. The result of that second vote was that out of 957 households who returned votes, 639 voted against the proposal and 318 voted against it.  Therefore that proposal did not pass, and only the top four projects will be funded.

If you have any questions, you can contact Ying Carlson, Neighborhood Enhancement Program Coordinator (contact information shown at right), or if you have questions concerning specific projects, you can also contact the designated project manager included with the description and cost estimate for the project.

Please note that all cost estimates are prepared based on limited information.  Projects are not designed unless/until they are chosen for funding by residents.  Every effort is made to contain costs and build the most cost-effective project, yet it is possible the actual cost could vary  from the initial estimate. 


FUNDED PROJECTS:

(Please contact project manager for status) NW-08-A  Landscape improvements to right of way along post office frontage on NE 12th Street (Ballot No. NW-3, 912 pts.)
Renovate the landscaping in the right of way in front of the post office on NE 12th Street. Several landscape beds are already maintained by the city within this vicinity. Existing irrigation will be upgraded. Some street trees, currently in poor to fair condition, will be removed and replaced to reflect changes in the city’s tree species plan.
Estimated Cost:  $54,600  Project Manager: Tom Kuykendall, 425-452-7924

(Please contact project manager for status) NW-08-B  Landscaping on Bellevue Way from NE 12th Street north to the city limits (Ballot No. NW-4, 729 pts.)
Create a common landscape and barrier theme on the east and west sides of Bellevue Way from NE 12th Street north to the city limit. Remove and replace the over-mature arborvitae shrubs behind the sidewalk and enhance the southern medians north of NE 12th. Along the east side of the street, unimproved right of way areas will be cleaned up and planted with a mixture of native and formal trees and shrubs. Additionally, areas currently within the right of way maintained by adjacent property owners will be negotiated to become the responsibility of the city. This will help to create a common theme along Bellevue Way and ensure consistent maintenance. The total cost of this project will exceed the $150,000 NEP project limit. Funds from the Citywide Streetscape Enhancement Program will be used to supplement NEP funds.
Estimated Cost:   150,000  Project Manager: Project Manager: Tom Kuykendall, 425-452-7924

(COMPLETE) NW-08-C  Hidden Valley Sports Park playground replacement (Ballot No. NW-1, 534 pts.)
Replace and upgrade playground equipment at Hidden Valley Sports Park. The existing playground equipment and fall surface will be replaced with two separate play structures within the existing foot print for children of ages 2-5 and 5-12, including swing sets, slides and climbing equipment.
Estimated Cost: $100,000  Project Manager: Randy Ransom, rransom@bellevuewa.gov, 425-452-2036

(Please contact project manager for status) NW-08-D   Improvements to park property, NE 20th Street and Bellevue way (“Chapin Property”) (Ballot No. NW-10, 511 pts.)
Improve the landscaping along NE 20th Street with a wood, three-rail fence and right of way plantings, and provide a soft-surface pathway. Along Bellevue Way landscape clean up will be performed with the planting of some additional screening trees. A quarter-mile soft surface loop trail will be developed on the interior of the property to provide some recreational use. The Parks Department's Well KEPT program will be used to create job skills and career development opportunities for Bellevue youth. The existing undeveloped park property is located adjacent to several homes on the north and south of the property and a church is located to the east of the property. These improvements would provide aesthetic improvements as well as recreational opportunities.

Estimated Cost:  $89,000 
Project Manager: Kevin Husemann, khusemann@bellevuewa.gov, (425) 452-4514 


UNFUNDED PROJECTS

NW-7  Masonry wall on NE 8th Street from 100th Avenue NE west  (509 pts.)
This project would have constructed a masonry wall within the city right-of-way along the north side of NE 8th St. beginning at the end of the existing wall at the corner of NE 8th St. and 100th Ave. NE, and continuing west as far as the $150,000 project limit will allow.  The estimated cost includes a site analysis, design costs, permits, site preparation, construction and landscaping.  The wall would meet City design standards which include height limits and a landscape buffer.  The Vuecrest Community Association has indicated that the Association will provide $15,000 to cover initial costs for survey, design, engineering, fees and permits.  To the extent possible, those funds would be used.  It is expected that Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) funds would permit the construction of a wall between 150 to 300 linear feet.  The Vuecrest Community Association has indicated that they are committed to finding other ways to complete the wall beyond what NEP can fund.
Estimated Cost:  $150,000

NW-2   Sidewalk on NE 5th St. from 99th Ave. NE to 100th Ave. NE 
(394 pts.)
This project would have installed a 5-ft wide sidewalk, curb and gutter on the north side of NE 5th St. from 99th Ave. NE to 100th Ave. NE.  The curb would likely have been placed at existing pavement edge.  The cost of this project exceeds $150,000.  Supplemental funds would have been provided by Transportation Pedestrian Access funds.
Estimated Cost:  $150,000


NW-5  Sidewalk on 100th Ave. NE from NE 14th St. to NE 15th St. 
(325 pts.)
This project would have installed a 6-ft wide concrete sidewalk, curb, and gutter on the east side of 100th Ave. NE from existing sidewalk northward to the existing crosswalk at NE 15th St.  The cost of this project exceeds $150,000.  Supplemental funds would have been provided by Transportation Pedestrian Access funds. 

Estimated Cost:  $150,000

NW-9   Sidewalk on 112th Ave. NE, south of NE 24th St.  (290 pts.)
This project would have installed the missing section of sidewalk on 112th Ave. NE with a 6-ft wide sidewalk, curb, and gutter on the west side of the street.  The project would have required some landscaping relocation or removal, necessary to meet sight distance requirements.
Estimated Cost:  $120,000

NW-8  Sidewalk on 98th Ave. NE, from NE 19th St. to NE 20th St
(222 pts.)
This project would have installed a 6-ft wide concrete sidewalk, curb, gutter, and 2-ft wide landscaped planter on the east side of 98th Ave. NE, from NE 19th St. to NE 20th St.  A 2-ft wide landscaped planter will be included where feasible.  The roadway would have been aligned with the sidewalk to the north.  Parking would have been restricted.
Estimated Cost:  $150,000

NW-12   Sidewalk on NE 30th Pl. from 102nd Ave. NE to Bellevue Way 
(193 pts.)
This project would have installed a 5-ft wide concrete sidewalk, curb, and gutter on the south side of NE 30th Pl. from Bellevue Way eastward to 102nd Ave. NE.  Parking on the south side of street would have been restricted.

Estimated Cost:  $150,000


NW-11   Shoulder widening within curve at NE 28th St. and 100th Ave. NE 
(147 pts.)
This project would have constructed a 6-ft wide asphalt shoulder on the southeast corner of NE 28th St. and 100th Ave. NE.  The shoulder would extend approximately 75 ft north and west of the trailhead entrance.  A white fogline would have been painted on the roadway to delineate edge of travel lane.
Estimated Cost:  $45,000

NW-6  Sidewalk on 110th Ave. NE from NE 14th St. to NE 15th St. 
(139 pts.)
This project would have installed a 5-ft wide asphalt walkway and extruded curb on the east side of 110th Ave. NE, from NE 14th St. to NE 15th St.  The curb would have been placed at existing pavement edge.
Estimated Cost:  $85,000

Contact Information

Neighborhood Outreach
450 110th Ave NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Ying Carlson
Phone: 425-452-4342
E-mail: ycarlson@bellevuewa.gov


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