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Neighborhood Matching Fund

Unveiling of the North Avenue Mural this Saturday

mural cropJoin Mayor McGinn, Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, the North Ave Mural Steering Committee, and fellow U-District neighbors to welcome the North Ave Mural to the neighborhood!  Heidi Barnett, the artist, with support from Sanctuary Art Center artists, Urban Artworks, and many community volunteers has been working day and night to bring this mural to life and in turn bring life to the corner of 50th St. and the Ave on the north wall of J’s Market (in the Jack in the Box parking lot).  

The North Ave Mural project was made possible through a $13,360 award from our Neighborhood Matching Fund Small and Simple Projects Fund. The Steering Committee is comprised of business owners, community members, nonprofit organizations, students and residents of the University District.  This mural is a response to the CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) recommendations made by the Seattle Police Department.  The North AVE Mural Project is aligned with the Strategic Plan developed by the University District Livability Partnership (UDLP), and came through recommendations from the Clean and Safe Committee of the UDLP. UDLP is a four-year strategic initiative to encourage investment for a vibrant, walkable University District Community.