Parkade Perk-up – June 21, 2012

Staff will review these project ideas to determine those which may be feasible to implement in the near-term, and others to potentially recommend for inclusion in the broader myDowntown implementation strategy. The public will have the opportunity to comment on theses recommendations prior to City Council review.

Staff Recommendations (322K PDF) 

Final Written Responses (376K PDF)
Group Prioritization Results (PDF)
Survey Results Summary (PDF)

Placemaking Presentation and Kickoff Event – August 14, 2012

On August 14, 2012, Fred Kent and Kathy Madden of Project for Public Spaces (PPS) described the principles of great places, the Placemaking process and successful improvements in areas similar to Bellingham. 

Slideshow of Presentation (34,280K PDF)

Town Square Workshop – August 16, 2012

Participants imagined what Bellingham’s Town Square could look like in this hands-on workshop that applied the Placemaking approach to several example public plaza locations downtown.

Workshop Summary (700K PDF)

Staff Presentation (197K PDF)
Plaza Workshop Locations Map (2,803K PDF)

Street as Public Places – September 20, 2012

This hands-on workshop invited exploration of opportunities for the State Street corridor, and how the public street space could best be used to serve the people of the downtown district.

Written Results Summary (476K PDF)

Staff Presentation (3,591K PDF)
Place Game Rating Results (191K PDF)

March 14, 2013 – WWU Planning students further explored ideas for how to transform the State Street corridor as part of the Urban Transitions Studio, a partnership between Huxley College, Sustainable Connections and the City of Bellingham. This analysis will be used to further identify opportunities to improve the safety, vitality, and livelihood of this section of downtown. The full student report can be viewed here.

Crime Prevention through Placemaking and Environmental Design – October 4, 2012

Hear success stories from businesses that have employed CPTED principles (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) and apply Placemaking principles to envision a new future for the Magnolia and Railroad corridor.

Written Results Summary (602K PDF)

Staff Presentation (1,933K PDF)
Place Game Rating Results (188K PDF)
Map (755K PDF)


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