Following the Rules

Trying to get back into blogging and thought we’d start this Monday off with an excerpt from a local Municipal Code…   The following grammatical rules shall apply in this code: A. Gender. Any gender includes the masculine, feminine and neuter genders. B. Singular and Plural. The singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular. C. Tenses....

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Tukwila Sounder Station

Trains, buses, cars, bikes and pedestrians will seamlessly come together when the Tukwila Sounder Station is complete in late 2014. The new station may also be a catalyst for a new, dense urban center. Currently, there is little residential development near the station, but there are plans for mixed-use and retail. The Boeing Company plans...

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35% of HEWITTITES

Our own Dylan Glosecki created this wonderful infographic following Bike to Work month this past May to show our staff’s commuting habits. With a 90% response rate, we show a much “greener” profile than the average Seattleite. Dylan is our resident treehugger and reminds us all how to be more environmentally friendly in our daily...

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Rainier Station

Last night’s Rainier Station open house at the Northwest African American Museum in the Central District was a success. Curious as to how the station is shaping up? Here’s how the station looks right now. Station Entrance at 23rd Avenue S. Looking West from the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail Station Entrance at Rainier Avenue...

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Old is Now New Again

With all our recent projects in Capitol Hill and on Pike/Pine we’ve been talking a lot about our historic renovation work. The Doyle Building is one of our favorites. We even had our offices there for years. Here it is today (shot from my mobile so apologies for the quality), with a modern highrise to...

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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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