With the 23rd Avenue Action Plan, we wanted to establish a city-community collaboration that creates a shared vision and action plan to improve the health and equity of three Central Area community cores: 23rd Avenue and E. Union Street, 23rd Avenue and E. Cherry Street, and 23rd Avenue and S. Jackson Street. After three community workshops over the last six months, the project is transitioning from the planning phase to the implementation phase and we are moving forward with the following:
- Update the Central Area goals and policies in the Seattle Comprehensive Plan
- Develop the urban design proposal
- Develop the first full draft of the 23rd Avenue Action Plan document
- Continue to convene and build stronger Action Teams (e.g., Livable Streets for All, Connected People & Community, etc.)
- Strengthen the continued partnership with the 23rd Avenue Advisory Core Team (ACT)
What’s New With the ACT?
The 23rd Avenue ACT has continued to meet monthly, or twice a month when necessary. One of the group’s latest actions was to support a grant application to Only in Seattle—an initiative “intended to provide seed funding and support that can help a business district move ahead of its current state to a new level of organization and operations.” ACT members presented to the selection committee last month and hope to hear a decision in early 2014.
What’s New With the Action Teams?
The action team for “A Great Business Community” has been meeting regularly since the last community workshop in September and the “Livable Streets for All” action team will be meeting to discuss traffic calming. Contact us for more information about the action teams and how to get involved.
Project website: http://bit.ly/23rd-Ave