GROWING VINE STREET | SEATTLE, WA
Owner: Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
SvR Role: Civil Engineering
Construction Cost: $275,000
Start Date: 1999
End Date: 2005
Awards: Ahwahnee Award, Partners for Smart Growth Conference, 1999
SvR worked with Carlson Architects, Buster Simpson, and neighborhood leaders to develop an artful cascade of stormwater features. Vine Street, from Denny Way to the waterfront, is a mix of commercial and high-rise residential development. The program encourages sustainable development and incorporates unusual amenities and art in the public right-of-way.
A high-rise condominium development on the corner of Western and Vine streets, was invited to participate and now funnels its rooftop stormwater into a cistern on Vine Street. Water collected from the downspouts is used for irrigation of landscaping planted along the sitting steps and sidewalk.