University Place Regional Growth Center
Otak helped the City develop a subarea plan for its town center and commercial core in response to the Puget Sound Regional Council’s designation of the area as a regional growth center. Regional centers are relatively small areas of compact development where housing, employment, shopping, and other activities are in close proximity. The University Place Growth Center is a 465-acre area that includes a mix of commercial, civic, single and multifamily residential, and light industrial uses. It will be divided into three districts—the Northeast Business District, the 27th Street Business District, and the Town Center District. Otak’s work involved community visioning, goal identification, policy and action strategy development, capital facility planning, architectural design, and conceptual plan drawing.
Client: City of University Place
Project Manager: Mandi Roberts