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Community Projects

7th & Westlake Crosswalk Redesign

In the Spring of 2017 the Downtown Seattle Association is leading a community project, with the support and funding from the Department of Neighborhoods and Amazon which will entail painting five crosswalks within the one intersection 7th & Westlake Avenues. This survey is a critical means of gaining community input on the direction of this design and we greatly appreciate each and everyone's input on creating this unique and exciting improvement to the Denny Regrade.

This survey ended October 21st. Stay tuned for more information!

Vanguard Color Your City article.

Market to MOHAI

Designs are underway for a pedestrian corridor from Pike Place Market to Lake Union connection four neighborhoods: the Waterfront, Belltown, Denny Triangle, and South Lake Union. The goal of Market to MOHAI is to create an engaging, well marked trail and add to the vitality of all four neighborhoods. The project Steering Committee invites you to learn more about the corridor and contribute your ideas at the public meetings.

Next Meeting: TBD

View October 6 Berger Partnership Presentation. 

Cascade Park Activation

In the Spring of 2016 the Cascade Park Activation Committee (CPAC) was formed as a nonprofit for the purpose of activating the park which is the center piece of the Cascade neighborhood in South Lake Union. CPAC supports community building and engagement, making Cascade Park a safe, fun and enjoyable park to use for all who live and visit in the neighborhood.

Stay up to date with FREE activities that are taking place in the park including introductory yoga with Ripple Yoga, Herbs 101, and Cascade Kids Days!

Follow Cascade Playground SLU on Facebook & Twitter!


Park & Streatery Pilot Program

As warmer weather approaches and people look for places to spend time outside, the Seattle Department of Transportation is working to increase awareness of its Parklet and Streatery Programs among businesses and community groups.



Micro-Parks of Westlake Ave N

The Micro-Parks of Westlake are being designed to improve the Westlake streetscape between Denny Way and Lake Union Park in order to create a stronger pedestrian connection between two of the main hubs of the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Design considerations include (but are not limited to) planting, seating, lighting and other artistic and/or functional elements, with special attention given to the ground plane under the trees that is currently lacking paving or planting, and suffering from the bulging root systems. Solutions will consider pedestrian traffic and use patterns, relationships to adjacent ground level functions, as well as implementation and long-term maintenance. Thematic elements to consider are technology and international culture, as they are among the emerging subjects of conversation as the community grows. The intent of this project is to achieve an improved, consistent pedestrian and retail experience along Westlake Avenue that bridges the two prominent anchors of the neighborhood.



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