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Norkirk 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.


 
Benches/Project #99

Project 99

Project Year: 2010
Location: Various locations.
Description: Install three benches along popular walking routes and near bus stops.
Cost: $4,200


 
Benches & Picnic Tables/Project #98

Project 98

Project Year: 2010
Location: 19th Ave and 6th Street (Crestwoods Park)
Description: Install two benches and two picnic tables between the trees and overlooking the fields.
Cost: $6,400


 
Park Improvement/Project #97

Norkirk_Project 97 Norkirk Project 97b

Project Year:
2010
Location: 19th Ave and 6th Street (Crestwoods Park)
Description: Par Course or Fitness Trail—Install three–five (3–5) individual stations with exercise apparatus spaced along a walking or jogging path.
Cost: $6,400


 
Traffic Circles/Project #96

Project 96

Project Year: 2010
Location: Various locations.
Description: Develop and implement a landscape plan for traffic circles that need improving (including areas around the neighborhood signs at 3rd Street and 10th Avenue/6th Street and 7th Avenue). Project is contingent upon volunteers adopting circles that are safe to work on.
Cost: $8,000


 
Park Improvement/Project #53

NK Project 53
 

Project Year: 2005
Location: 4th St and 13th Ave (Van Aalst Park)
Description: Create a peaceful garden area with trees, plantings, and benches.
Project Phase: Complete
Cost: $7,000



Integrated Art Feature/Project #52

NKirk Project 52

Project Year:
2005
Location: 10th Ave and 3rd St
Description: Installed bronze sculpture for triangular traffic island.
Cost: $9,000


 
Park Improvement/Project #51

NK Project 51N

Project Year:
2005
Location: 3rd St and 15th Ave (Reservoir Park)
Description: Added 600 linear feet of rail fencing to create barrier between kids playing and busy street.
Cost: $9,000



Traffic Calming/Project #21

NKirk Project 21

Project Year:
2002
Location: 10th Ave and 2nd St/15th Ave and 2nd St
Description: Allocated funding toward top priority projects identified in the Norkirk Traffic Calming Plan.
Cost: $25,000

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