Thursday, January 28, 2010

$5,000.00 Prize for Creative Neighborhood Project

The City of Bellevue recently announced a neighborhood match program for projects involving neighborhood labor on City land:
click here for details on how to win the $5,000.00 prize.

Submission deadline for consideration is March 1st, 2010.

It seems like a great idea for the community to work together on, except...ideas like the ones pictured below all involve private land, businesses owned by landlords who aren't a part of the community. About the only land the City actually owns are the sidewalks. The bus stops, owned by Metro, are off-limits. What we really need is a plan which engages the land-owners.

Community garden/pea patch?

A mural?

Farmer's Market?

Community kiosk?