Funded by a $48,000 Neighborhood Matching Fund, the Collaborative is a major Lid I–5 design initiative that will bring together the First Hill, Downtown, Denny Triangle, and Capitol Hill communities throughout 2018. We’ll use the results of the Collaborative to inform the scope of the City’s lid feasibility study and to create captivating illustrations of how lids will benefit the health, economy, and cohesion of urban neighborhoods.
Click here to register for the main event, the Collaborative kickoff charrette, on Sunday, January 21, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, at 12th Avenue Arts’ Pike-Pine room (please note the date has changed from previous notices).
Design teams have been assigned study areas and land use themes and will spend the morning developing design concepts based on the community’s ideas. You are welcome to join a team for the day or just stop by for a few minutes. We’ll have light refreshments available, and the team presentations are expected to begin at noon.
If you’ll be joining us at the charrette, we encourage you to also register for a Collaborative walking tour on Sunday, January 14 or Thursday, January 18. We’ll be discussing the challenges and opportunities at each block above I–5, and seeing the freeway in person can really help engender creative ideas. Register or see below for event details.
And mark your calendar for the Collaborative’s full 2018 schedule! The kickoff will be followed by multiple updates from the design teams as they refine their work. All events are open to the general public. The schedule is subject to change.