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From the pump, water flows down the street.

Maynard Avenue Green Street
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

SvR was hired by the Interim Community Development Association for both civil engineering and landscape architecture services. This block-long project is funded in part through the Neighborhood Sidewalk Fund and several grants. For the street retrofit, runoff from the roof of an adjacent building flows into a cistern at the top of the block. The water then flows into a series of stormwater planters, where it then is slowly filtered and detained before entering the municipal system. The sidewalk was also widened and seat walls were created to improve access and provide resting spots for pedestrians making the climb up the 16% street grade. Plantings were selected that blended with the character of the International District neighborhood historical roots.

SvR coordinated with the urban designer and several artists in developing the integrated site concept and art elements which include photo tiles and a kiosk.

An elderly gentleman walks up the hill next to the Maynard Avenue Green Street. Water cascades into a series of circular planters with artwork embedded on their edge. The planters also serve as seating areas.
An elderly gentleman walks up the hill next to the Maynard Avenue Green Street.
Water cascades into a series of circular planters with artwork embedded on their edge. The planters also serve as seating areas.

 

 

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