The Melrose Promenade group threw a spur of the moment party Thursday night after a Seattle Department of Transportation work crew needed only one night to install new “community crosswalks on the street the organization is dedicated to improving.
“Thank you to our artist Sara Snedeker for her design, Seattle Department of Transportation and Berger Partnership PS for their partnership, everyone in the community for helping select this public art, and Promenade team member Patrick Jones for always being in the right place at the right time with his camera!,” the Melrose Promenade note about the community party read.
CHS stopped by earlier in the day Thursday to check out the colorful new paint job, part of a $90,000 slate of improvements powered by the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund. Melrose’s community crosswalk is part of the Pike/Pine rainbow-inspired program that has been rolled out across the city.
Artist Sarah Snedeker’s “Poem Dazzle” concept, which borrows “angles and shapes” from the facades of buildings “as well as the Starbucks window,” was selected in a community vote this summer.
Last month, CHS reported on the $3 million plan to reimagine and reengineer Melrose Ave as a safer, more active street and center of community with wider sidewalks, benches, trees, and better lighting.
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