THE WINNERS: Four West Seattle/South Park projects get enough votes to share Your Voice, Your Choice dollars

Just announced by the Department of Neighborhoods – the results of the Your Voice, Your Choice voting on how to spend city grant money for park and street projects. In District 1 – West Seattle and South Park – these are the four winners:

Delridge: Crossing Improvements at Delridge Way SW & SW Oregon St (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 477)

Westwood/Highland Park: Bus Stop Improvements at Delridge Way SW & SW Barton St (Cost: $90,000, Total Votes: 470)

High Point: Walkway Improvements on SW Orchard St between Delridge Way SW & Sylvan Way SW (Cost: $80,081, Total Votes: 425)

South Park: Crossing Improvements on S Cloverdale St (Cost: $85,700, Total Votes: 396)

If you paid attention to the process, which started with suggestions and continued through voting on finalists, you might notice that adds up to more than the $285,000 maximum per district that the city had said was available. The online announcement explains:

To provide some context to the results above, with $2 million to spend on park and street improvements, we allotted a maximum of $285,000 per City Council District. After the top projects in each district were selected by voters, there was $233,019 remaining in the budget. These dollars were used to fund one additional project in the three districts with the highest voter participation (Districts 1, 2, and 5).

You can read more about the winning projects (and the other finalists) in the District 1 Voter’s Guide that was circulated while voting was under way in June.

6 Replies to "THE WINNERS: Four West Seattle/South Park projects get enough votes to share Your Voice, Your Choice dollars"

  • Paul August 8, 2017 (6:45 pm)

    This warms my heart, these neighborhood projects are sourely need. Thanks for the support West Seattle!

  • Citizen August 9, 2017 (1:56 am)

    Yay!! Glad this neighborhood is getting some improvements.  I’ve clocked semitrucks going 40-50 miles per hour next to the preschool on Delridge. There needs to be safer access for families to cross the streets and not worry about speeding trucks potentially crashing their delivery of toxic chemicals loaded on the back of the trucks all over the residential street of Delridge.

  • Russ August 9, 2017 (10:31 am)

    Isn’t there already a pedestrian overpass at Delridge and Oregon?

    • WSB August 9, 2017 (10:38 am)

      As linked above, you can see the details of each project by checking out the Voter’s Guide that was originally created before the voting. The Delridge project is 1H in the guide:

      and you will see a roughed-out design that shows you exactly what is planned here, on the south side of the intersection; the overpass is on the north side. – TR

      • Russ August 9, 2017 (1:34 pm)

        Yes, I saw that.  I should have worded my comment differently.  “I’m surprised people wanted a crosswalk right next to a pedestrian overpass.”  Would have made more sense.  

        • sam-c August 9, 2017 (2:11 pm)

          I wondered that myself (why a crosswalk, when there is pedestrian overpass?).  Then I recalled that in the times I’ve used that overpass, I noted how steep it was, and it’s probably not ADA compliant (too steep and no landings).  A crosswalk probably does make a lot of sense for some people. And will make sense for myself someday, when I am not as able-bodied as I am now.

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