Category Archives: Parks and open space

Apply for Pop-up Parks PARK(ing) Day

Deadline is Friday, August 5th!  SEATTLE — Seattle Department of Transportation is accepting applications until August 5 to turn on-street parking spaces into pop-up parks and street projects for the PARK(ing) Day Plus+ event in September. Residents, businesses and organizations can … Continue reading

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Turn those substation sites into parks

This former substation site at 3904 N.E. 65th St. was sold last year for development. Photos by Cass Turnbull. Posted by Cass Turnbull ‘It’s not right’.’That’s what I thought when I heard Seattle City Light was going to sell 35 … Continue reading

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Volunteers to host holiday dinner for Nickelsville encampment

Volunteers of the Low Income Housing Institute will host a holiday dinner at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Dec. 23) for residents of Nickelsville, a tent city encampment in Seattle for homeless people. The volunteers will also distribute donated winter clothing, blankets … Continue reading

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BIG unveils plans for Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Image courtesy of BIG BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates have unveiled their design for Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a public space and pavilion in form of a massive wood-clad triangular viewing platform for events … Continue reading

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Make Way for Parklets

There is a new position at SDOT in the Street Use and Urban Forestry Division; Public Space Manager; and with this new role there is hope brewing for more permanent parklets coming to a Seattle neighborhood near you. San Francisco … Continue reading

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MOHAI is Awesome

Photo courtesy of LMN Architects The new Museum of History & Industry, which recently relocated to its beautiful adaptation of the Naval Reserve Armory at South Lake Union Park, sounded worthy of a good hour at most. Nice little museum in a … Continue reading

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10 ways to make cities more walkable

Seattle has a number of walkable neighborhoods, from Capitol Hill to Belltown. An article in The Atlantic Cities offers 10 tips for making cities more walkable Ballard is an urban village and a fun place to walk. Photo by Clair … Continue reading

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Challenge your inner pedestrian

HBB Landscape Architecture has created the Palletable Plants Park, a temporary installation in a parking space in front of the firm’s Seattle office at 215 Westlake Ave. N. Photo courtesy of HBB Landscape Architecture The “park” highlights edible and ornamental … Continue reading

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Missed signage opportunities

In today’s world of signage and ads plastered everywhere, it seems odd to advocate more. But here we are…some local cornerstones might be missing out on customers, and signage could change that. The Seattle Center offers great examples. Atop the … Continue reading

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Redevelopment planned at Melrose and Pine

  Ground Zero – Melrose and Pine Madison Development Group plans to redevelop the “Bauhaus Books and Coffee” block on Capitol Hill. Photos by Patrick Doherty To read the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog and its various commenters, that’s exactly how … Continue reading

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