May 6, 2009 -
SEATTLE — Six innovative projects that are helping to make the region's long range growth, economic development, and transportation strategy a reality were honored yesterday at the Puget Sound Regional Council's annual meeting.
“VISION 2040 Award Winners are on the ground efforts that are helping our region achieve its quality of life goals,” said Seattle Councilmember Sally Clark, Chair of the Awards Selection Committee. “They guide the wiser use of our land and resources, generate prosperity, and provide choices for our citizenry.”
The 2009 Award Winners are:
Mountlake Terrace's Housing Choices Program is aimed at providing a variety of dwelling types in neighborhoods that have previously been solely large lot single family.
Kitsap Telework brings together an online resource toolkit with participating private organizations to measure the effectiveness of telecommuting in terms of productivity, worker happiness, and the reduction of travel time and impacts.
Port of Everett's Mount Baker Terminal is for efficient transport of oversized aerospace parts from the Port's deep water terminals, reducing an operation that used to require two hours of BNSF mainline shut down to just 15 minutes.
Artspace Hiawatha Lofts is a sustainably built mixed use building that provides 61 affordable live/work spaces for artists.
Fife's Valley Road a key freight mobility project that will connect the industrial area to the Port of Tacoma and provide cross valley access with an impressive wildlife and environmental mitigation program.
South Seattle Community College's Georgetown Campus has been renovated to boost workforce development training in two of the region's high demand clusters: Clean Technology and Logistics and International Trade.
PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth and transportation planning in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 county, city, port, transit, tribal and state agencies serving the region. It coordinates the distribution of about $160 million in Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration funds each year. PSRC sets priorities and evaluates the most efficient ways to target those funds to support state and local transportation and growth management plans.
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