SDOT is collaborating with the Growing Vine Street team to install a new public space in Belltown!
This Pavement to Parks project is part of the SDOT Adaptive Streets program and will use low-cost materials to repurpose part of Taylor Ave between 5th Ave and Denny Way for the “headwaters” of the Growing Vine Street project.
The pavement is painted from a bird’s eye view of a dense tree canopy with waters running beneath it. Concrete wash out bins, typically used on construction projects to protect stormwater, will be used as large planters. Tables, chairs and umbrellas will also be placed on site once the installation is complete.
Pavement to Parks projects are temporary installations, then we monitor over a two year period. If these spaces are deemed successful by the community, they can then be made permanent.
SDOT and the Growing Vine Street team hosted a community event this summer and received unanimous support for this project. SDOT also went door to door to neighboring businesses and residents, and received positive feedback. The concept builds off years of planning to repurpose this underutilized street space into a community open space.
Come see the street transformation in progress!
For more information on the Adaptive Street Program, please visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/adaptivestreets.htm.