Stop by the Lake City Library this Saturday, March 30th, any time between 2:30-5:30pm to learn the latest in the Lake City Way Visioning Project. This will be an interactive & informative event. UW students will staff several different stations and invite your critique, comments and ideas on everything from open spaces and circulation to land use and programming.
Katy Haima, a graduate student with UW’s Department of Urban Design & Planning, has been working with Marty Curry and the Pierre representatives all year and has some exciting visuals and design ideas to share with area residents. She’ll provide a short formal overview during the session, but the majority of the time will be available for residents to simply stop in, interact and enjoy. This is a great opportunity to participate in this ongoing design process.
While the Pierre family properties were the catalyst for this, the Lake City Visioning Project has morphed into something even larger – a neighborhood working cohesively to solidify its identity and determine its future. As such, the UW students have been busy creating and designing ideas that apply even beyond the potential redevelopment of the Pierre sites.
In Spring of 2012, UW students began outreach to the Lake City neighborhood through mental mapping exercises. A large visioning workshop was held at Nathan Hale High School in May of 2012 to solicit further community input. Since then, a variety of UW students have continued outreach to the Lake City neighborhood.
In Fall of 2012, a team of UW students from the Dept. of Urban Design & Planning worked to build a toolkit to aid Lake City residents in working with developers and city officials. The toolkit provides design ideas and resources, such as neighborhood grant information. In Winter of 2013, students from the UW Landscape Architecture Neighborhood Design Studio focused on assessing and developing Lake City’s open space and pedestrian and recreational needs. Most recently, students from UW’s Dept. of Health got involved in Lake City too, focusing their attention on assessing some of the unmet needs in the Little Brook community. (Little Brook is the small and densely populated northeast corner of the Olympic Hills region of Lake City – just west of Lake City Way and south of 145th.)
For more information on the Lake City Way Visioning Project , visit the Lake City Way Visioning Blog. Please help spread the word about this Open House to your fellow community members. Project questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org