Two Burien Neighborhoods Get Grants To Spruce Up Areas
The City of Burien announced Monday that two area neighborhoods received Neighborhood Matching Fund Grants to help “spruce up” their areas, including the Meritage subdivision at 3rd Ave South and South 168th ($5,000 grant) and the Hurstwood neighborhood near the entrance to Seahurst Park ($4,000 grant).
Meritage’s $5,000 award will be used for the installation of three green fiberglass classic decorative street lights to provide for a safer environment and improve the appearance of the neighborhood. Volunteers from the neighborhood will donate their time to help with the installation of short retaining walls and landscaping around the bases of the street lights.
Hurstwood’s $4,000 grant from earlier this year went towards landscaping improvements around the existing neighborhood sign located at the intersection of 13th Avenue SW and 16th Avenue SW. The improvements included trees, shrubs, groundcover, granite boulders, and cobblestone to create a dry stream appearance.
Volunteers from the neighborhood donated close to 200 hours of their time to help with the installation of the new landscaping: