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Proposition 1: Shoreline Parks Bond

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On January 25, Shoreline City Council voted to place a bond measure on the April 27, 2021, special election ballot. If approved by Shoreline voters, this proposition authorizes improvements to City parks, including the acquisition of new park land.

The City will be providing Factual Community Presentation on the proposition via Zoom at the following times:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 18 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 2 at 12:00 p.m.

Here is the Zoom link for the meeting. Further details may be found on the City's Prop 1 webpage.

Details

Significant improvements will be made at Brugger’s Bog, Hillwood, Richmond Highlands, Briarcrest (Hamlin East), and James Keough Parks. These improvements, depending on the location, may include playgrounds, splash-pads, multi-sports courts, walking trails, picnic shelters, off-leash dog areas, and a fully accessible play area for people of all physical abilities.

Concept plan for “Ridgecrest Park” (Hamlin East)

Park land acquisitions and improvements will expand Paramount Open Space, Brugger’s Bog, and Rotary Park, and will include additional park land acquisitions.

Cost

If approved, Proposition 1 will authorize the City to issue up to $38,500,000 in general obligation bonds to finance and refinance these projects and set excess property taxes to repay those bonds. The bonds would mature within 20 years. Although the exact amount of property taxes per household necessary to repay the bonds will depend on interest rates and property values, the City estimates the annual property tax paid by the owner of a median-valued home ($517,000) would be approximately $112 per year or $9 per month. This is roughly a 50% increase over the cost of the expiring $18.5 million 2006 park improvement bond.

References

Here is the City’s webpage on Proposition 1.


5th Ave NE Sidewalks Project

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When
Tuesday, February 2,
On-line
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84838844064

The City of Shoreline has started designing new sidewalks for 5th Avenue NE, from NE 175th Street to near NE 182nd Court. An online webinar will be held via Zoom on February 2, 2021 from 12–1pm to provide residents with the opportunity to learn more about the project and ask questions.

5th Ave NE Sidewalk Project Map Timeline

  • Complete Design: Summer 2021
  • Permitting: Spring 2021 – Fall 2021
  • Out to Bid: Winter 20201
  • Construction: Spring 2022

Some Details

The sidewalks will be built on both sides of the street and will connect to other new sidewalks that are under construction on 5th Avenue NE, north of 182nd Court, as part of Sound Transit’s 185th Street Link Light Rail Station.

The project is part of a voter-approved effort to build and repair sidewalks throughout Shoreline.