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Lake Union Partners

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Seattle, WA

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Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Aaron - Thanks for your thoughts. We don't think there's room for a full scale playground, but we do want to offer a lot of kid-friendly activities and structural components to make this space very welcoming for families. Thanks!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Johan - Thanks for your thoughts. We're planning on art and music, as well as offering below-market rent for local business around the square. We're working closely with our team on both the East Design Review board guidelines as well as the new design guidelines for the Central Area on neighborhood design preferences. Thanks!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Mike - Totally agree and that's our plan!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Evan - Thanks for your thoughts. Our goal is for day to night activation of the space. We're also committed to offering below-market rent for the spaces around the square to keep the space affordable for local and first time businesses. And we're hoping to have lots of free programming as well. Thanks!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Dean - We're working through options for rain cover now, thanks for your thoughts!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Thanks Whitney! If you have any specific neighborhood groups that we haven't already talked to you that we should reach out to please let us know. Thanks.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
HI Sacha - We're planning on large portals into the square (apprx 20 feet wide at the narrowest point) to encourage a relationship to the street. Excellent point on charging mats, we will look into that. Thanks for your thoughts!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Steve - This is a good idea that a number of people have recommended, we are thinking through ways to include this in our plan. Thanks!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Lawrence - Thanks for your suggestion! We're planning on bringing back the James Washington fountain and adding some additional water features around the original fountain.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Clara - Thanks for your suggestion! Bouncy turf might be tough but we are definitely thinking through other kid-friendly structures which will make this a family-friendly destination.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Sara Mae - We totally agree. We have worked with first time business owners in a number of our projects and hope to continue that here. We will work with our retail partners on this to ensure that have sustainable business plans to operate at Midtown for a long time.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Hi Jennifer - You are the first person to suggest this! Honestly we're not sure we could make this work but smooth pavement might be possible, we will work on it!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 8 months ago
Not sure we can get the roller rink but we're covered on the water features and fire pits!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 12 months ago
Hi Johan - There is some outdoor seating associated with Feed Co and Squirrel Chops, but we agree that we'd like to do some more outdoor space. Hence the big courtyard here. We're also focusing on maintaining small, affordable retail spaces inside the courtyard for locally owned businesses. We'd like to hear more from you about how to integrate the diverse community into the project, so please share your ideas. Thanks!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 3 years, 12 months ago
Hi Jason - We're exploring options for farmers markets and will provide an update when we make progress on this front. We've gotten good feedback that this seems to be a priority in the community so we're working on it.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Hi Whitney - Thanks for the feedback. This design allows us to provide the most generous public space and the highest number of affordable units. We've worked to create expansive entrances to the square (at three different locations) that are open to the sky and at least 25 - 35 feet wide. We want to encourage active public use and plan do to that by thoughtfully programming the businesses in the square. Looking forward to discussing this more when you meet with our team later this week.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Hey Jaclyn - Yep, minority owned retail is important to us. If you have any specific small businesses you'd like to recommend or want to introduce to us, please send them our way. Thanks.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Hi John - Totally agree. We're working on figuring out some options for rain cover. Thanks.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Hi Patrick - We want to get as many options as possible, but we are limited by space. We're aiming to have at least 5 or 6 retailers, although that number may change as we work through the community feedback and the design process. Thanks!
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Hi Megan - There will be multiple retail spaces, right now we're flexible on the size/number as we start discussions with local businesses and hear what people have to say. But there will be a minimum of 5 or 6, probably more.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Hey Michael - We totally agree. Almost 50% of the apartments on this block will be affordable. Our hope is to work directly with locally owned small business to get them involved in the project at this early stage, in a meaningful way.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Will do! We're looking forward to continuing our work to bring restore the fountain and will provide an update once the restoration is complete.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
HI Joanna - Yes, we're working on keeping plenty of space for both.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Hi Ellen - We do want to get some youth programming in the space. Let us know if you have any specific groups that we should be reaching out to.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Hey Ric - agreed on the permeability, that has been a focus for us in the design. And we're working on the design to incorporate as many natural elements as possible. We'd like to figure out a way to provide some good rain cover too - we will keep you posted.
Lake Union Partners commented on Midtown - 23rd and Union 4 years ago
Thanks, LaVerne! We're really interested in this too. Do you have any recommendations on specific groups that we should reach out to and try to partner with?