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First Hill Public Realm Action Plan WINTER 2015

UNIVERSITY STREET

8TH AVENUE

TERRACE STREET

TERRY AVENUE


Connecting parks and public space to enhance mobility and livability in First Hill. WHY FIRST HILL? The First Hill neighborhood benefits from its close proximity to downtown Seattle and hosts some of the city’s largest major institutions. The 1998 neighborhood plan recognized the need to improve existing transportation infrastructure for car, bus, bike and pedestrian travel on First Hill and the need to increase the amount of open space. Both the 2000 Pro Parks Levy and the 2008 Parks & Open Space Levy identified First Hill as a priority area for development of a neighborhood park and funds were allocated for land acquisition. In 2005, a “First Hill Urban Village Park Plan” was developed to offer a strategic approach for identifying potential sites for a new park through the Pro Park Levy acquisition project. Despite significant efforts in securing an appropriate site(s) for park use, land acquisition has proven challenging and the Levy money remains unspent. A new approach has been taken to consider street right of way as a means to achieve not only connectivity, but also park space that serve the working and residential populations of First Hill. The Public Realm Action Plan includes the development of near term implementation strategies to expand the public space network through right of way reallocation, private development partnership and strategic site selection for potential acquisition. This Public Realm Action Plan has identified key streets to be developed into street concept plans for adoption into the Right of Way Improvement Manual.

WHAT IS A STREET CONCEPT PLAN Street Concept Plans give a vision, not a complete design. There are many additional steps and further design refinements along with community input in order to bring them to implementation. There is also the additional requirement of adoption into the City of Seattle Rights of Way improvement manual to leverage the ideas into future development. According to the Seattle Department of Transportation’s Street Design Guidelines Chapter 6.1: “Concept Plans solidify a vision for the street or streets included and can tie that vision back to other planning and design documents that the neighborhood or City may have developed. Concept Plans are also useful as a vehicle for discussion between the proponent and the City about appropriate streetscape elements given the adjacent land use and the street’s operational characteristics. Typically, the Concept Plan provisions are implemented over time by multiple property owners as parcels on the block re-develop. The provisions in a Concept Plan are voluntary. However, property owners are encouraged to follow them in order to achieve their intent.” For more information on Street Concept Plans, visit SDOT’s website at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/rowmanual/manual/6_1.asp.


Table of Contents OPEN SPACE CRITERIA AND MATERIALS • Park and Open Space Criteria • Proposed Open Space Network • Analysis of Proposed Public Spaces • Park and Open Space Criteria • Typical Materials and Landscape Elements

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UNIVERSITY STREET • Overall Concept Plan • Typical Sections • Activation 2014 • Prototype Park • Long Term Park • Activation • University Street and 9th Avenue

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8TH AVENUE • Overall Concept Plan • Typical Sections

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TERRACE STREET • Overall Concept Plan • Typical Sections

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TERRY AVENUE • Overall Concept Plan • Terry / Cherry • Terry / Madison

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Existing Site Photos + Character University Street, 8th Avenue, Terrace Avenue and Terry Street are adequate streets, but with future upgrades and neighborhood development they could be a special element in the neighborhood. These streets could benefit from

University Street and 9th Avenue

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upgrades to the landscape, increased pedestrian lighting for safety, narrow street width to calm traďŹƒc and consistent ADA elements.

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Park and Open Space Criteria Park Types

Example

Parklet

Seattle parklet

Minipark/ pocketpark San Francisco pocket park

Definition

Parklets convert onstreet parking spots into public spaces. Cost-effective tool for increasing our city’s public open space

- permitted on streets with speed limits of 25 mph or less - streets with grade less than 5% - at least 20 ft long and no wider than 6 ft - 4 ft buffer on either side

Miniparks/pocket parks consist of small cultural or natural areas with recreational, reflective or City beautification potential

- 2500 sq. ft to 1 acre - serve as a recreational or beautification space where acquisition of larger parks is not possible - linked to community pathways or sidewalks

Park Active Zones in the Public Right or Way that provide areas for exercise and outdoor activity

Active Zone

Downtown Park Seattle Occidental Park

Neighborhood Park

National Criteria

Small islands within the urban downtown that present opportunities to enhance the city’s character. The current determined boundary and definition of “downtown” may shift as the city changes

(called Greenways by National Parks)

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- built in lanes already with parking - street with grade less than 5% - at least 20 ft long and no wider than 6 ft - 4 ft buffer on either side - 2500 sq. ft to 10,000 of usable park area - surrounded by residences, small commercial and non-arterial streets - serves immediate neighborhood, less than 1/4 mile in distance

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- between 500 - 1000 square feet - serves the surrounding neighborhood and also provides a network of active zone openspaces - provides activity to potential adjacent uses

No Equivalent Classification

- 4300 sq ft to 22,000 sq ft. - current boundaries : south lake union to international district, Elliot Bay to I5. - programming could include, buskers, food carts, events

Larger than pocket parks and serve the surrounding neighborhoods for multiple uses

No Equivalent Classification

legally designated as an extension of expansion of a dedicated street with continues to serve as right-of-way in addition to being park land

- size varies - location dependent on resource availability and opportunities - effectively tie park systems together to form a continuous park environment

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Boulevard/ Green Streets

Local Criteria

- between 10,000 - 40,000 square feet - serves surrounding neighborhood between 1/4 to 1/2 mile - multiple uses including play areas, small fields, benches, picnic tables & paths - size varies - linear parks that typically serve as an aesthetically pleasing transportation corridor - location along arterials roads favoring places with views


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Analysis of Proposed Public Spaces Proposed Open Space

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Terry Avenue Promenade

University and Boylston Park and Plaza

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Connection to Freeway Park Easy access to University green street Low volume vehicular traffic Development of Virginia Mason proposal

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New residential and commercial development BRT transit stop

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Community desired pedestrian promenade Co-location with civic and cultural institutions Potential development

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Park and Open Space Criteria What is an Active Zone?

Park Active Zones are areas in the Public Right of Way that provide areas for exercise and outdoor activity. These can range from elements with prescribed uses to more flexible, open ended use design options.

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Prototype Park: Vancouver BC - Viva Vancouver

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Proposed Materials and Landscape Palette University Street, 8th Avenue, Terrace Street, Terry Avenue Planting and vegetation

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Carex morrowii

Spiraea japonica

Blechnum spicant

Street Trees - Based on existing street tree speces

Red Maple, Acer rubrum

Active Zones

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Littleleaf Linden, Tilia cordata

Painted and Textured Crosswalks

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Proposed Materials and Landscape Palette University Street, 8th Avenue, Terrace Street, Terry Avenue Benches/ Seating

Lighting

ADA Details

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Proposed Materials and Landscape Palette Neighborhood Greenways

GREENWAY DESIGN ELEMENTS

What is a Neighborhood Greenway? Seattle Neighborhood Greenways are residential streets generally one off of main arterials with low volumes of cars going slowly enough so that people who walk or ride bicycles feel safe and comfortable.

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University Street First Hill Public Realm Action Plan 2014

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Existing Open Space: 8,712 square feet (First Hill Park)

New Open Space: ~16,500 square feet

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University Street Overall Concept Plan

travel lane and 7’ parking lane throughout

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3 Traffic calming

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to existing signals, including curbside bike push buttons on NE/SW corners, pedestrian countdown intervals and pedestrian signal revisions

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Planned Virginia Mason Open Space

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Virginia Mason Hospital

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University Street

A. 9th Avenue street end (see page 29) B. University /Union/Boylston Intersection (see page 22)

Overall Concept Plan 6 22’ street at

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18’ Drive Lanes

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The following two sites are prime candidates along University Street to create and test a prototype park. The following pages provide a initial start to this process with suggested configurations and materials. We have also provided a suggested time line of development. Existing Intersection

Existing Intersection

Existing Photo of University/Union/ Bolyston

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University and 9the Avenue Scrabble Game | Fall 2014

Scrabble Game | Spring/Summer 2015

Prototype Park and Research | 2015

Prototype Park and Research | 2015 - 2016

Long Term Implementation | TBD

Long Term Implementation | TBD

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University / Union / Boylston Street Prototype Park Engagement Activity - August 2014

To assist in engaging the First Hill Community in the First Hill Public Realm Action Project, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Parks, Seattle Department of Planning along with the First Hill Neighborhood Association, Framework, The Better Block, and Fehr and Peers hosted a Street Scrabble Event in the intersection of Union, University and Boylston. This event created buzz in the neighborhood for the project and had an estimated 200 people in attendance throughout the night

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University / Union / Boylston Street Prototype Park Engagement Activity - August 2014

First Hill

Street Scrabble Tournament! TM

When // Tuesday, August 12th | Food + Fun : 4pm Tournament: 5pm - 7pm Where // intersection of University, Union, and Boylston How // sign up at streetscrabble@gmail.com

Street Scrabble Social Media Attention - 51 posts for #seattlestreetscrabble on instagram ~ 970 likes from all those photos on instagram and Facebook

Quotes from Social Media and Surveys

“The nouns..the adjectives...the verbs and such are so intense when you put scrabble in the street. Whaaa! I love scrabble!”

LET’S PLAY!

Scrabble, food, music and fun!

Come join the life-sized Scrabble Tournament at the intersection of University, Union and Boylston in the First Hill neighborhood! The intersection will be temporarily closed for the event. How it will work? Sign up to be in the Scrabble player lottery at streetscrabble@gmail.com. Scrabble participants will be determined by lottery. The night of the event, we will draw 16 participants and pair them up into teams. Each game will be 20 minutes. The tournament will have a referee and scorekeeper, and is a single elimination format.

PROJECT SPONSORED AND SUPPORTED BY:

“Sometimes people in Seattle get together and play a giant game of Scrabble! - Oh how cool! - Yeah it was pretty awesome!” “I really really love my job” - First Hill Association Coordinator “Over posting because I love that I live here and want to brag” “I love my City! Someone set up a giant scrabble board in an intersection on capitol hill! WOW!” “It’s cool that they, the department of transportation, did it to raise awareness on lack of open space. I’d argue they should have them in a variety of neighborhoods to kick into action some park initiatives.” “I’ve lived in the neighborhood 20 years, its a dangerous spot, so this ideas is great” “Can I vote yes several times!” in response to the question on if this intersection should be a park. “Though I drive through this park often, I really endorse this concept.”

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University / Union / Boylston Street Prototype Park Interim Concept

Bollards or planters every 6’

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Umbrellas Bicycle entry markings

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Extend and enhance sidewalk planting

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University / Union / Boylston Street - Long Term Long term concept plan for the Intersection- precedent images

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University Street and 9th Avenue Activation, Interim, and Long Term Concept

The following images representing activation ideas are suggested to engage community along this street.

Twsiter, Radford Univ. VA

Dice Darts

Michigan, Bowling

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Shueboard

Exercise Equipment, Victoria BC

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University Street and 9th Avenue Engagement Activities - Precedents

The following images representing activation ideas are suggested to engage community along this street.

Dominos, CA

Bocce, Texas

Mini Golf, Philadelphia, PA

Oakland, Dance Lessons

Live Music, Philadelphia, PA

Picnic, Brisbane

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University Street and 9th Avenue

9th ave prototype park sign

Interim Concept

Bollards or planters every 6’

Planned Virginia Mason Open Space exact squre footage and location to be determined

11 tables 27 chairs Umbrellas Additional planters provided by Virginia Mason 34 small planters 12 large planters Epoxy paint variabale rectangle grid Green wall potential

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University Street and 9th Avenue Interim Concept

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University Street and 9th Avenue Long term concept plan

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9th Ave Promenade Park Bollards

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PROMENADE WALK

Raised planters with seating around base

BICYCLES

Raised planters with seating along promenade

Planned Virginia Mason Open Space Exact square footage and location to be determined

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University Street and 9th Avenue

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Long term concept plan for the Intersection - Section

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10’ Bike Lane

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Virginia Mason Plaza

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9th Avenue Park

Long term concept plan for a park - Precedents

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8th Avenue

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Future Development

Cafe Seating

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Existing Streetlights Existing Pedestrian Streetlights Proposed Pedestrian Streetlights

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8th Avenue

Overall Concept Plan 5 22’ street at

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Future Development with Potential Open Space

7 Additional trees of

8 Painted and textured

similar species to fill canopy

9 ADA accessible elements

crosswalks and ADA ramps at all intersections

Residential Senior Housing

consistent throughout street

Residential Apartments

6

8

5

8th Avenue

9 7

Parking/ Vacant

Social Services

Thift Shop Food Bank

Cherry Street

Columbia Street

Marion Street

Residential Apartments

Existing Street Trees Proposed Street Trees Active Zones

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Park

Church

Church

N

James Street

Parking with Resting Areas

Existing Streetlights Existing Pedestrian Streetlights Proposed Pedestrian Streetlights

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8th Avenue

Overall Concept Plan - Typical Sections Cherry Street

James Street

Key Plan Marion Street

Existing Section - 8th Avenue between Cherry and James

8th Avenue

A

A

A1

A1

N

32’

Proposed Section - 8th Avenue between Cherry and James

A

A1

Private

10’ Sidewalk

7’ Parking Line

18’ Vehicular Travel Lane

11’ Planter

8’ Sidewalk

Private

25’

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8th Avenue

Overall Concept Plan - Typical Section Existing Section - 8th Avenue between Spring and Madison

Key Plan

A

8th Avenue

Spring Street

A

Madison Street

A1

A1

32’

N

Proposed Section - 8th Avenue between Spring and Madison

A

A1 9’ Sidewalk Planter

8’ Concrete Sidewalk

4’ Sidewalk Planter

25’ Vehicular Street

4’ Sidewalk Planter

8’ Concrete Sidewalk

6’ Foundation Planter

Private

25’

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Terrace Street

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2 SECTIONS Existing Open Space: 0 OF square 8TH feet New Open Space: ~4,000 square feet

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Terrace Street Overall Concept Plan

Ave

2 Pedestrian Street

advanced from the Harborview plaza concept

3 Additional trees to fill

canopy, landscape pockets and active areas enhance the street

Residential Apartments Residential Apartments

2

Terrace Street

Terry Avenue

9th Avenue

Harborview Medical Center

18’ travel lane and 7’ parking throughout

4

5

Residential Apartments

Parking Garage

Proposed Street Trees Active Zones

TERRACE STREET

intersections at crossings to slow traffic with existing pedestrian beacon

Residential Apartments

Existing Street Trees

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5 Painted and textured

3

Harborview Medical Center

1

4 25’ street with

Boren Avenue

1 Access to 9th

N

Existing Streetlights Existing Pedestrian Streetlights Proposed Pedestrian Streetlights

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Terrace Street

Overall Concept Plan - Terrace and Boren Existing Section - Terrace at Boren

Key Plan

A1

A1

A

Boren Avenue

A

Terry Avenue

Terrace Street

N

32’

Proposed Section - Terrace at Boren

A

A1 12’ Sidewalk Planter

12’ Extended Sidewalk

10’ Sidewalk Planter

18’ Vehicular Travel Lane

7’ Parking Lane

9’-6” Sidewalk Planter

6’ Concrete Sidewalk

Private

25’

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Terrace Street

Overall Concept Plan - Harborview Existing Section - Terrace at Harborview

Key Plan

A1

Terrace Street Terry Avenue

A

Boren Avenue

A

A1

N

32’

Proposed Section - Terrace at Harborview

5’ Concrete Sidewalk

7’-3” Raised Wood Planter

6’ Concrete Sidewalk

6’-6” At Grade Planter

3’-6” Concrete Sidewalk

Parking Lane

30’ Asphalt Street

Parking Lane

9’-9” Sidewalk Planter

7’-10” Concrete Sidewalk

A Harbor View Plaza

A1 18’-3” Sidewalk Plaza

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TERRACE STREET

10’ At Grade Planter

30’ Pedestrian Street

9’-9” Sidewalk Planter

7’-10” Concrete Sidewalk

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Terry Avenue Spring to Terrace First Hill Public Realm Action Plan 2014

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Existing Open Space: 0 square feet

New Open Space: ~40,000 square feet

dependent on desired options

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Terry Avenue - Spring to Terrace Approach to Pedestrian Priority Street

The goals of Terry Avenue heard from the community stakeholder group include: •

A multi-use street with primarily pedestrian focus

A green, lush environment in the streetscape

Moments to sit and enjoy be an active participant in the public realm

Safety throughout the street and intersections

Leverage special blocks for redevelopment

A complete full street focused on pedestrian as a grand gesture along Terry from Yesler Terrace to Pine St.

WA Y

BR

OA D

MINOR

Block locations titled Phase 1 references areas that have the potential to be developed sooner in the future. These blocks are referenced as focal areas for Terry Avenue in this document

TERRACE STREET

JEFFERSON

FUTURE PHASE

HARBORIEW MEDICAL CENTER

Terry Avenue Phase 1

JAMES

PHASE 1

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL

SORRENTO HOTEL

FUTURE PHASE

CHERRY

FRYE ART MUSEUM

COLUMBIA

MARION

ODEA HIGH SCHOOL PHASE 1

N

Terry Avenue Future Phasing

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VIRGINA MASON MEDICAL CENTER

SPRING

MADISON

Terry Avenue Phasing Map and Diagram

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Terry Avenue - Spring to Terrace Approach to Pedestrian Priority Street

1. Terry Avenue pedestrian pocket

Two design options are provided for incremental development along Terry Avenue including pedestrian pockets and parking pockets with up to 12 stalls per block. This pocket approach will allow development to occur in response to adjacent land use and desires, incrementally leading to the whole community vision of this street.

2. Terry Avenue parallel parking pocket 1 Pedestrian Pocket

The community goals for the vision of Terry include: •

Shared-use street with focus on pedestrian experience

Street zoned for continuity of emergency access with flex zone for contextual response

Material selection to be consistent to create cohesive pedestrian experience

A material palette of simple hardscape, an abundance of plantings, unique paving binding together both sides of the street, and the possibility to close off portions of the street for special occasions.

Example Diagram of Terry Avenue Phased Implementations:

2 Parking Pocket

2 1 2

Typical Material Examples

1

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Terry Avenue - Spring to Terrace Overall Concept Plan - Future Vision

3

PEDESTRIAN AND PARKING POCKET

public access

2

FUTURE PHASE

FUTURE PHASE

Open space

to Columbia

CHERRY

6

6 Move bike share

FRYE ART MUSEUM

5

5 Potential Future

COLUMBIA

options : stop along curb or center street

ODEA HIGH SCHOOL

4

4 BRT development,

ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL

Pedestrian potential future Street (Phase 1) BRT station stop

SORRENTO HOTEL

1

7

3 18’ setback at

MARION

SPRING

VIRGINA MASON MEDICAL CENTER

Vista

2 Curbless,

MADISON

1 Turnaround and

PEDESTRIAN AND 2 PARKING POCKET

FUTURE

7

N

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JAMES

7

NG POCKET

FUTURE PHASE

8

Crosswaks and ADA ramps at all intersections throughout

Maintain access for service and loading in drop-off and temporary parking lane along corridor; denote with special paving throughout

FUTURE PHASE

Install removable bollards for temporary street closures for community events in phase 1 and throughout

TERRACE STREET

Terrace Street

with traďŹƒc light

CHERRY

FRYE ART MUSEUM

future development

9 Open space at

88 Safe crossing

JEFFERSON

7 Potential

FUTURE PHASE

9

FUTURE PHASE

HARBORIEW MEDICAL CENTER

Connection to Yesler Terrace

Existing Street Trees Proposed Street Trees Potential Future Development

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N

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Terry Avenue - Spring to Terrace

A1

Marion Street ODEA HIGH SCHOOL

COLUMBIA PEDESTRIAN AND PARKING POCKET

A1 ST. JAMES CATHEDRAL

A

A

FUTURE PHASE

FUTURE PHASE

SORRENTO HOTEL

PEDESTRIAN AND PARKING POCKET

MARION

MADISON

Key Plan

SPRING

Existing Section - Terrace at Boren

Columbia Street

Overall Concept Plan - Future Vision Section

32’

Proposed Section - Terrace at Boren

A

A1

4’ Foundation Planter

6’ Sidewalk

10’ Sidewalk Planter

7’ Car Drop-Off/ Temporary Parking Lane or pedestrian pocket

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18’ Clear Area for Cars

Pedestrian Street

10’ Sidewalk Planter

8’ Sidewalk

or parking pocket

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Terry Avenue - Spring to Terrace

Pedestrian Priority Street and Bus Rapid Transit Intersection Examples

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Terry Avenue - Spring to Terrace

Examples Materials for Terry Street Pedestrian Zones and Drop o Zones

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Terry Avenue - Spring to Madison Street Focal Area Proposed

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Terry Avenue - Columbia to Cherry Street Focal Area Proposed

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Terry Avenue - Activation Ideas Engagement Activities Examples

The following images representing activation ideas are suggested to engage community along this street.

Community Street Picnic

Terry Avenue Music Concert Page 53

Mini Golf

First Hill Fashion Show

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