What creates that sense of place and provides a comfortable pedestrian environment, safe for all ages and abilities? What softens the urban environment, establishes a transition between street and storefront, and unifies one part of the neighborhood with another? Some of this can be done with thoughtful consideration to the pedestrian environment and providing the amenities throughout a right-of-way. This is one of the design elements that NE Seattle residents are considering as part of the 35th Ave NE neighborhood planning efforts.
This Thursday, we are excited to have Brice Maryman from SvR Design, a firm renowned for their streetscape design (among other disciplines) to introduce this subject to the community and share some thoughts on what can be done to 35th Ave NE.
Thanks again to Top Pot Doughnuts for their support and providing delicious coffee and baked goodness for the Coffee Talks. Make sure to put the remaining Coffee Talks on your schedule:
- Coffee Talk 5: ”Density and its Benefits” – Thursday, June 21st, at Messiah Lutheran Church (Fellowship Hall - Downstairs) from 7-8:30PM – Speaker: Catherine Benotto, Weber + Thompson Architects
- Coffee Talk 6: “Financial realities of development. Incentivizing successful development” – Thursday, July 26th, at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall – Downstairs) from 7-8:30PM. - Speaker: Ellen Miller-Wolfe, Economic Development Director for the City of Kirkland
- Coffee Talk 7: ”The Trade Offs of Land Use Planning” – Thursday, Aug 23rd , atMessiah Lutheran Church (Fellowship Hall - Downstairs) from 7-8:30PM - Speaker: Erin Christensen, AIA, LEED AP ND, Mithun