LOCATION: King County, Washington
TYPE: Master Plan
SIZE: 100 acres
YEAR COMPLETED: 2011
PROJECT ARCHITECTure, landscape architecture, planning: GGLO
PROJECT PARTNERS: Goldsmith, KPFF, Juan Alonso, Mary Cross, Haddad | Drugan, Steve Jensen, Seattle Solstice, Michael “Yeggy” Yegizaw, Caldweld Sculpture Studio
“From the outset Greenbridge sought the input of its community with early design meetings conducted in six different languages to reflect its diverse residents. This inclusive process has resulted in a vibrant, art-filled neighborhood that connects its residents through play, gardening, walkable and bikable streets. This project will change lives,” said Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design.
Upon receiving a HOPE VI grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the King County Housing Authority commissioned GGLO to develop a plan for the revitalization of an existing affordable housing site in Seattle. Major challenges to revitalizing the site included creating a walkable design that fit within the context of the existing low income, and low-density neighborhood. The resulting Plan focuses on supporting the health and liveability of residents, by increasing connectivity between uses, as well as the amount and type of open space. The plan also uses placemaking to create spaces for community gathering.
Active Design Highlights
Site circa 1960.