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2011 Large Projects Fund helps twelve neighborhood projects

Awardees for the Department of Neighborhood’s Large Projects Fund were celebrated today at City Hall. Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith was on hand to lend his support.

Councilmember O'Brien and Department of Neighborhoods Director Bernie Matsuno with 2011 award recipients


Examples of some of the great projects funded include a project in Central Seattle that gives access to a state of the art video studio and other media production tools, planning and design for an urban farm and wetlands project (at the former Atlantic City Nursery site) in Rainier Beach and playground renovations in Ballard. Twelve projects received funding.

These awards (given once a year) are designed to support community members in building community relationships around a project and can be as large as $100,000. As a requirement, projects should demonstrate capacity to build a stronger and healthier community. They also:

  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to all members of the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the neighbors and community members who will themselves be impacted by the project.
  • Demonstrate community match.
  • Occur within the Seattle city limits.

To learn more, you can call 206.233.0093 or email or go to

Photos by: Jen Nance

Posted by: Rebecca Deehr


Comment from Robin Wise Lofstrom
Time August 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Thank you Mayor, and to the Department of Neighborhoods, for all you do to make this city a vibrant place, full of neighbors and friends!

Comment from Jhon
Time August 2, 2011 at 4:43 am

Nice!! This kind of tjings surely bring more jobs and increase cash flow!! Well done..keep it up

Comment from Studio
Time August 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Yes Thank you Mayor. You are doing a great job!

Comment from Frank
Time September 7, 2011 at 12:33 am

Great Idea Mayor.