Roberto Maestas Festival Street

Location: Seattle, WA
Client: City of Seattle

When a new light rail station was planned for the Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Seattle Department of Transportation and the Department of Planning and Development had a vision of creating a “festival street” to function as both a roadway and occasional pedestrian plaza. Continuing the work developed from a City-sponsored charrette and concept plan, Otak was selected to redesign a 100-foot section of South Lander Street to serve as a pedestrian-friendly, low-speed street for vehicles and occasional community events. A speed table, paving, bollards, lighting and large trees calm traffic and provide visual cues for drivers and pedestrians. For special events, the street can be closed to vehicular traffic and become a plaza extension for the Beacon Hill LRT Station.

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