Roosevelt, Seattle

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association

UW Planning Students Complete Study of Roosevelt Neighborhood

Throughout the 2015 Spring quarter, students from the College of Environment and Planning, under the guidance of Professor Marty Curry, performed careful social observation, mapping of the Lynch (spatiality and high-use areas), mental (individual perceptions), and asset variety (non-physical features that contribute to the neighborhood’s function), and multiple walks around various blocks to discover a variety of neighborhood assets, areas for improvement, and unique characteristics of the Roosevelt neighborhood.

Following extensive observation, research, and analysis of the Roosevelt neighborhood, several suggestions have been identified; mainly directed toward improving and creating more and better-utilized public space. This will help transition the Roosevelt neighborhood from a throughway to a place of destination.

The changing scope of the neighborhood presents great opportunities to further develop an already strong community and a livelier Roosevelt that will attract many new visitors and residents to the area.

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