Transforming a suburban wasteland of big-box stores and parking lots with a highway running through the middle into a transit-oriented walkable neighborhood requires a rethinking of our autocentric culture. Located just north of a newly built bus station and light rail line and serving a community of very diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds, this design focuses on transforming the existing Rainier Avenue into a truly great street lined with trees - most of which are currently existing. This development makes an effort to create places for people and connect green spaces surrounding the site, enhancing the theme of connectivity so crucial to a transit-oriented development.
Status: Competition Entry
Location: Seattle, WA, US