City of Burien seeking public’s help in naming new trail in NERA area


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The City’s Parks and Recreation advisory board is looking for suggestions and nominations to help name a new trail to be located in the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA).

The trail, currently called Miller Creek Trail, would follow the planned Miller Creek greenbelt between Des Moines Memorial Drive and S. 140th Street

“Per the City’s naming policy, proposals for a different name should include a reference to its location, history, natural or geological features, an individual or group who contributed significantly to the acquisition or development of the park, or to an individual who provided an exceptional service in the interest of the park system as a whole,” reads an announcement.

Suggestions must be received by Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, and should include a short explanation of why the name is appropriate for the trail.

Here’s more from the city’s announcement:

In 2010, the Port of Seattle and the City of Burien jointly prepared a redevelopment plan for the Northeast Redevelopment Area (NERA), a 158-acre area located northwest of Sea-Tac Airport’s third runway. The NERA includes about 55 acres of Port-owned property acquired with FAA funds as part of the noise mitigation program.

The City required a shared use path or trail to be developed along the Miller Creek corridor as part of the larger redevelopment of the NERA. The trail would follow the planned Miller Creek greenbelt between Des Moines Memorial Drive and S. 140th Street (see map above). The City proposes to construct the trail in tandem with the required regional stormwater facilities. The proposed trail will serve two necessary functions by (i) providing ongoing maintenance and operations access to the new stormwater facilities and (ii) providing pedestrian and bicycle access through the NERA consistent with adopted City and regional plans.

To date, the working name for the trail project refers to the trail as the Miller Creek Trail, which continues to be a name option. Per the City’s naming policy, proposals for a different name should include a reference to its location, history, natural or geological features, an individual or group who contributed significantly to the acquisition or development of the park, or to an individual who provided an exceptional service in the interest of the park system as a whole.

Suggestions must be received by Friday, November 8, 2013, and should include a short explanation of why the name is appropriate for the trail. The Parks Department Advisory Board will make a recommendation to the Burien City Council which will make the final decision. Send suggestions to Burien Parks and Recreation, 14700 6th Avenue SW, Burien, WA 98166, Attn.: Trail Name Idea, or by e-mail to [email protected]

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2 Responses to “City of Burien seeking public’s help in naming new trail in NERA area”
  1. Wanker says:

    Just based on location, it should be called, “Car Prowl Escape Route”.

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  2. StreamGal says:

    I think the name “Miller Creek Trail” is appropriate, given that the trail will parallel and cross Miller Creek and some of its associated wetlands. The trail project will not only provide additional recreational benefits in the area, it will also improve the habitat value and water quality of Miller Creek; as such, the creek is a very important and influential part of this trail project.

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