Tuesday, August 18, 2009

PCC + Condos = Mixed Use

These images are from a visit to Fremont in Seattle we took just over a week ago. This is an extremely dense area of the city, with lots of employers and retail as well as apartments and condos.

The idea of a mixed use development has been floating around Newport Hills for a long time now--dating back to when I was part of a citizen committee to write the subarea plan in 1994/1995 or thereabouts.

Because Fremont is so much denser than Newport Hills, you have to figure that the mixed use development is also denser--by several stories. If you stick to just two stories above retail you have the perfect size for a small community business area.

The transparent awnings let in light to the sidewalks below.

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