Seek out the park’s unique stories, and through the design process create a space
that is intentionally culturally relevant and highlights urban native and indigenous
Improve overall accessibility and enhance multi-modal access to make sure the
space is the most vibrant, usable, and inclusive open space in Seattle’s downtown core.
Use the City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) toolkit and principles to guide and ensure a truly inclusive process.
Enhance safety and the perception of safety by applying Crime Prevention
Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to ensure all park users including residents, employees, and visitors, feel welcome and safe.
Engage and gain support from surrounding public agencies, private
partners, and residents by building off previous work (Public Life Action Plan, and the NE Pioneer Square Vision) to create community trust in the design process, and investment in the results.
Find ways to activate park edges with an eye toward supporting small businesses and enhancing local economic development.