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Market Neighborhood Connection Projects

Neighborhood Connection Program 1999-2010:

The Neighborhood Connection Program invited residents to learn about City services, ask questions, and suggest neighborhood improvements. The purpose of the program was to:
  • Provide neighborhoods with the resources to address neighborhood needs.
  • Strengthen the relationship between City Hall and the neighborhoods.
  • Support neighborhood associations in expanding their membership.
  • Increase awareness of the City’s neighborhood services.
  • Build partnerships to improve Kirkland’s neighborhoods.

Every three years, neighborhood residents were given the opportunity to identify and prioritize improvements to their neighborhood. In ten years, over a million dollars of improvements (90 projects) were completed. City Council allocated $25,000 for each neighborhood’s top priority projects. Due to the economic downturn in 2010, the program was eliminated.

Residents are still invited to suggest Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) as the City prepares its six-year Capital Improvement Program.

Park Improvement/Project #77

MK_Project 77

Project Year: 2007
Location: 111 Waverly Way (Heritage Park)
Description: Select and install children’s playground in compliance with Heritage Park Master Plan.
Cost: $25,000

Animal Sculptures/Project #49

MK Project 49a MK Project 49b MK Project 49c

Project Year: 2005
Location: 3rd St and Kirkland Ave (Bear)
Central Way and Lake St S (Rabbit)
LW Blvd and Lakeview Dr (Deer)
Description: Leveraged Market’s Neighborhood Connection funding to help fill the gap needed to save the animal sculptures.
Cost: $10,000

Traffic Consultant/Project #48

MK Project #48

Project Year: 2005
Location: Market Street (north of Central Way)
Description: Hired a consultant to investigate innovative and effective ways to resolve traffic difficulties in yielding from the Market Neighborhood onto Market Street during peak hours.
Cost: $15,000

Park Improvement/Project #47

MK Project 47

Project Year: 2005
Location: Waverly Way and 6th St W (Waverly Beach Park)
Description: Created a sandy play area for children playing next to the water and stabilized the beach. Completed with funds from an anonymous donor.
Cost: NA

Crosswalk Improvement/Project #20

MK Project 20

Project Year: 2002
Location: Market St and 18th Ave
Description: Installed traffic island for pedestrian crossing.
Cost: $25,000

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