Growing Vine Street & Belltown Cottage Park, Seattle, WA 1998-2004
Innovative Green Street and community park designs integrate p-patch, historic cannery workers’ cottages, sustainable urban farming and stormwater runoff features that blur traditional edges and transform downtown Seattle street and neighborhood into sculptural, pedestrian-friendly urban habitat. Growing Vine Street Committee, Friends of Belltown P-patch and community members realize art and GAYNOR/design team concepts with grants from city of Seattle and other agencies.
Growing Vine Street plan is published in 1998. Implementation of designs at 81 Vine including ‘Beckoning Cistern’ artwork by Buster Simpson, and Cistern Steps and Cottage Park at the Belltown P-patch are completed in 2003 and 2004 respectively.
Due to its innovations, ‘Growing Vine Street’ wins 1999 Certificate of Merit from Ahwahnee Awards, and continues to attract international attention for its concepts and built projects.