DPD is publishing a final Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Northgate Urban Center, wrapping up more than two years work to develop ideas and recommendations that will shape future growth and provision of public amenities.
Our draft Northgate Urban Design Framework (UDF), developed with extensive community input, is available for your review. After looking at it, please take our survey because your thoughts about it are important to us. They will help us define the most important priorities for improving the area south of Northgate mall to make it more healthy, livable, and aesthetically attractive.
DPD has published a draft Urban Design Framework (UDF) for the Northgate Urban Center. The UDF lays out a general direction for the type of development the City would like to see in the area in the future and the types of public improvements that should accompany that development.
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.
The City of Seattle has drawn up options that illustrate future urban design and development possibilities for the Northgate Light Rail Station area south of Northgate Mall. They include interesting ideas for creating urban plazas, active and green streetscapes, and a more complete neighborhood district near the light rail station.
Following the public meeting in late July and an online survey, we have drawn up options that show future urban design and development possibilities for this area south of the mall. They include interesting ideas for creating urban plazas, active and green streetscapes, and a more complete neighborhood district near the light rail station.
DPD held an initial public meeting for this study on July 26, and gathered feedback on priorities for future growth and preferred types of improvements near the Northgate Transit Center. The study is exploring how the public environment (streets, sidewalks, parks, bus transfer points) may be arranged in the district near the Transit Center, as well as building forms, preferred mixes of uses, and ways to achieve a truly livable, healthy and attractive place.
DPD and King County are working jointly with the Puget Sound Regional Council and Sound Transit, to explore ways to create a well-rounded, active community in the planned Northgate light rail station area.
What will it take to create a vital community at the Northgate light-rail station? This question is one of many that representatives from the City of Seattle, King County, Sound Transit and other agencies would like to discuss with the public at an Open House for the Community Design Study for the Northgate Light Rail Station Area.
The City Council’s Committee on the Built Environment (COBE) is currently reviewing proposed updates to Northgate’s Urban Center & Overlay District Design Guidelines. Council will hold a public hearing to take comments on June 23rd, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Council’s Chamber, 2nd floor, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue.