Mercer Island Station

Some 50 people came to last night’s open house to see how Mercer Island Station is shaping up. At about 30% complete, the design still has a lot of fluidity. Hot topics of discussion were parking, of course, and overall station access. Here are some of the images presented. Comments on station design and naming are due to Sound...

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Northgate Station

Last night David Hewitt presented to local and interested residents at Olympic View Elementary School about Northgate Station. Great turnout. Here are some of the images presented. We’re excited about bringing this project to life. What do you think? Night View of Northgate Station looking Northeast Northgate Station looking Southeast Northgate Station looking Northeast

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Bell Street Park

Belltown is one of Seattle’s densest neighborhoods and is a vibrant, walkable community with nearly 13,000 residents. But what is missing from the neighborhood is green open space. The City of Seattle sets goals for neighborhood open space based on density and, ideally, Belltown would have 8.5 acres for the current population. It’s a difficult...

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Millenials and Boomers

In his new book, The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City, urbanist Alan Ehrenhalt discusses the millennial generation and the baby boomers’ shared preference for urban life. One reason is that both generations value the exchange of information and stimulating events that cities provide. They are willing to give up private space in exchange...

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Creating Places

HEWITT believes in the power of cities to transform lives. Our mission is to create places – from transportation and mixed-use projects to parks and green streets – that connect people, make their lives easier and turn them into urban advocates. And we are fortunate to work for clients who want to do the best for...

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