How about a little thought exercise to start the year! Here are the parameters of your assignment:
The development around the Capitol Hill light rail station includes a community room. The room will be approximately 1300 square feet in size, including dedicated restrooms. The room will be able to accommodate 60-80 people seated lecture style or 40-60 seated at round tables. The developer and design team want to design it in a way that is most flexible and useful to the community.
Just before the holidays, the project to create market-rate and affordable housing, community space, and a block of new Broadway retail around Capitol Hill Station passed its first design review en route for the hoped start of construction in spring of 2018.
Your deadline for this part of the development is a little more pressing. You have until Wednesday, January 4th to tell the Capitol Hill Champion group — continuing its work coordinating community priorities on the project with developer Gerding Edlen — how you and your community group might put a planned community facility inside the development to use:
We wanted to make sure you and members of your organization saw this opportunity to provide input on the design of a future community center at the Capitol Hill light rail station. The new development around the light rail station includes a 1300 square-foot community space, but that space hasn’t been well-defined. Now, the developer and their design team need guidance to design the space and determine how it will be managed.
They probably can’t fulfill every wish, but they would like to design it in a way that provides the greatest flexibility to meet diverse community needs. If you would be likely to reserve the space for an event — a meeting, art class, performance, or something else —please complete this survey to tell us what you’d need. Please also pass this message on to others who would be likely to use the space.
Want to catch up on the latest on the Capitol Hill Station development plans? Start here.