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South Park Gateway

Building a Culturally Rich Community Gateway for the South Park Neighborhood

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Project Description

The South Park Merchants Association invited CREÄ Affiliates to help design a gateway that would reflect the many cultures that have called the Duwamish Valley their home. CREÄ designers and planners helped establish a steering committee to review the design, employing a number of conventional and unconventional methods to reach deep into the community and solicit input from children, elders, and others. CREÄ also worked closely with a number of city and county departments to review the design’s feasibility and ensure that the gateway would meet high standards for safety, resilience, and ease of maintenance.

To build and install this community gateway, we need to raise about $25,000 over the next 12 months. The first column is being installed this Fall thanks to grants from Seattle’s Office of Economic Development and the Department of Neighborhoods.The community is looking for funds to create two more gateways at other locations in South Park.