—Report Will Summarize Three Urban Design Concepts in Early 2012
On December 8, DPD planners shared three draft urban design concepts with the public. The concepts were developed following a late July open house. The three concepts illustrate a range of ideas for the evolution of a denser neighborhood district in the vicinity of the Northgate transit center, including different arrangements of open space and future development near the light rail station. These concepts are described as “Creek Street,” “Station Place,” and “Park Place.” Ideas range from encouraging infill development to create a dense residential community with more open space, to a greater mix of office, retail and residential uses. None of the concepts are described as “preferred” at this time. DPD will continue to coordinate with King County and Sound Transit in 2012 to discuss possibilities as these agencies work on their transit programs and construction plans. Meanwhile, DPD will prepare a summary report on these design concepts, to be available in January or February 2012.
The latest information on this study is available at DPD’s website for this study at www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/NorthgateStationAreaDevelopment/
Overview/default.asp. It includes links to the presentation on the three design concepts and related boards presented at the open house on December 8. If you have additional questions or comments, please contact:
DPD Project Manager