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Weedin Place Preliminary Concepts

Weedin-Place-Prelim-Concept-Header-ImageAt the RNA General Meeting Tuesday, May 27th, two concepts were unveiled for the Weedin Place Project. The concept   other. During this stage in the process, the Weedin Place Steering Committee, SvR, and SDOT are looking for feedback on your likes and dislikes of each concept.

This information will be used to develop a single concept that will be presented during the Bull Moose Festival. Each concept is described briefly below. More detail can be found here in the document entitled Weedin Place RNA Meeting 05.27.14 along with a feedback form as the final page of the doc.

Feel free to contact Kmbris Bond <boardchair.seattle@tenthousandvillages.com> or Katie Wood <wood.kd2@gmail.com> who are neighbors participating on the steering committee.

Blue-MooseConcept: Blue Moose

The Blue Moose concept incorporates nature, conservation, an iconic sculpture, and history. On the 65th end of the street, a blue moose stands as tall as the Shell gas station sign. Two smaller calves follow behind. Large trees are intermixed with smaller shrubs in a wetlands area focused on rainwater runoff and conservation. Boardwalk paths will follow through the wooded area with seating nooks dotted along the way. Stone pavers will create a meandering path for a continuance of the sidewalk on each end of Weedin Place. Why the Blue Moose? Teddy Roosevelt had started a new political party called the Bull Moose Party. The Bull Moose Party was more progressive than the Democrats or Republicans and stood for an eight-hour workday, a minimum wage for women, women’s suffrage, campaign contribution limits, among other things. The blue color is representative of Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice’s favored color, which was a fashion sensation during her time.

Roosevelt-RacesConcept: Roosevelt Races

The Roosevelt Races concept incorporates technology, sustainability, interactivity, and the future. On one end of Weedin Place will be stationary bikes, on the other end will be tall poles. Between the two will be circuitry laid into the pavement. When the bikes are racing, the circuitry will light up along the ground until it reaches the poles and climbs up. Stadium seating will be on the outskirts for viewers to observe. The open space can be a versatile public gathering space for outdoor events as well. The lights and circuitry could also be pre-programmed for a visual show during times when the bikes are not being used. A bike locker could be located on premise. Weedin Place could function as a gateway for bikes and pedestrians from Greenlake into Roosevelt and to the Light Rail Station at the center of the neighborhood.

Contact Kmbris Bond <boardchair.seattle@tenthousandvillages.com> or Katie Wood <wood.kd2@gmail.com> with your likes and dislikes on each concept.

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