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Bell Street Park
Seattle, WA

SvR is leading the urban design and engineering of the innovative Bell Street Park in the Belltown neighborhood, where a single-purpose right-of-way is being transformed into a vibrant, safe, and green public space. This 4-block section is the first phase of a long-range plan for a park corridor stretching from South Lake Union to Elliott Bay. When high land values limited the potential for park acquisition, community leaders and city departments turned to underutilized public right-ofway
to create a multi-functional open space.

Bell Street Park will be a hybrid of park activities and street functions. It will give an outdoor living room to residents of Seattle’s densest neighborhood while allowing automobile, bus, bicycle, and emergency vehicle access. A subtle topographic shift raises the roadway up to the sidewalk level to create a curbless and continuous surface. Street and park materials are woven into a wall-to-wall tapestry of shared space with meandering paving, planting and seating forming a unifying “circuitry” for the park.

The project will begin construction in 2013, with one block of park beign constructed at a time.

Bell Street Model
The plan for Bell Street Park shows how cars and people will navigate the space. A proposed section demonstates the mixing of transportation modes and stormwater infrastructure.
The plan for Bell Street Park shows how cars and people will navigate the space. A proposed section demonstates the mixing of transportation modes and stormwater infrastructure.

 

 

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