Neighborhood Crossroads Program

Cross roads

What is It ?

Neighborhood Crossroads is a new program to create neighborhood gathering places; enhance community identity; and calm traffic through intersection installations. These may be placed at low-traffic intersections, selected by Recognized Neighborhood Associations, and approved by the City. Projects may include an intersection painting, a bench, or a variety of other creative installations.

In response to requests from residents, the City is also piloting a program to allow limited use of other right-of-way and City-owned property through the Neighborhood Nooks program.

What is the Benefit?

This program encourages people to create a gathering space for their neighborhood, a place for community interaction and celebrations. An added benefit may be to slow down drivers, making the streets safer for everyone.

We Want it! How do We Apply?

Neighborhood planning staff is available to assist with the application process. Contact Neighborhood Planner Katie Pruit at Community Planning and Development at 360.570.3746, or email

 Fertile Island  9th and Adams Bench