Mayor proposes $800,000 for Linden Avenue North

From today’s budget proposal by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels:

…The 2008 Proposed Budget also adds new money from the General Subfund and Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) for a variety of projects, including:

  • Existing neighborhood-based project funds, which receive an additional $2 million. The City has had a Neighborhood Street Fund process for several years in which neighborhood councils select small projects throughout the city. About $1.2 million is available for this year and the Proposed Budget shifts another $500,000 to this fund from a set-aside for citizen-initiated capital projects, many of which requested transportation improvements. Bridging the Gap includes $1.5 million annually for somewhat larger scale projects and the Mayor is proposing to add $1.5 million of General Subfund money to this program in 2008. Most of the additional $2 million is likely to go to sidewalk or other pedestrian-focused projects selected by neighborhoods.
  • The new South Lake Union line of the Seattle Streetcar, which receives new staffing and funding to operate. The new streetcar line is expected to begin service in December 2007. Funding is also added to continue planning other streetcar lines, for a total expense of $375,000.
  • A new project on Linden Avenue North, which receives $800,000. Several new developments are being built in this area. The funds will cover design of a new street and sidewalks and initial implementation of some components of the project.
  • The 14th Avenue South street reconstruction project in the South Park neighborhood will be fully funded with an additional $500,000. This project will rebuild the main commercial arterial in South Park and address longstanding drainage problems.

In addition, the 2008 Proposed Budget continues the City’s work to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall….

(To see the full proposal, click here.)

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