Archive for July, 2016

Snoqualmie 2016

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Studio Intro

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The Spring 2016 Storefront Studio is a partnership between King County Historic Preservation, The City of Snoqualmie Community Development, and the Architecture Department of the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.

Through a series of community presentations and open houses, a set of enhancement strategies for the Historic Main Street area are vetted and revised, resulting in a mix of community-generated projects demonstrating resilience, inclusivity and authenticity.

 

Projects include:
• Main Street historic preservation and economic revitalization
• Complete street /green street strategies,
• Public park/River walk infrastructure and community networks

Snoqualmie 2016 – Linking Destinations

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Linking Destinations – Overview

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The Salish Lodge at Snoqualmie Falls brings thousands of visitors to the area each year. More often than not, the visitors do not make it to the historic downtown. This has been attributed to a poor pedestrian connection between the two destinations. Linking Destinations aims to improve the existing Centennial Trail that connects them with refurbishing existing artifacts, along with adding new attractions. These linked points of interest help draw visitors from the lodge to the historic downtown through a continuous open air museum format.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Linking Destinations

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Linking Destinations – Railroad

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57% of Snoqualmie residents surveyed viewed the train artifacts as an asset to the community. City support exists for improvements along the railroad for an more active viewing experience of the train artifacts. Elements such as lighting, new arrangements and fresh signage could go far to bring more attention and tourism to the railroad.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Linking Destinations

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Linking Destinations – Centennial Log

The Centennial Log is housed under a section of the old Wayerhauser Mill building in Railroad Community Park. It is an example of the type of logs that used to be plentiful in the Snoqualmie region prior to the logging industry. While visitors can get a clear idea of how wide these trees could have been, it’s hard to imagine how tall it originally was in relation to anything. With heights reaching up to 300 feet, these old growth trees were truly giants.

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Log Diagram

Snoqualmie 2016 – Linking Designations

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Linking Destinations – Bus Stop

Bus Stop Feature

The existing bus stop at the intersection of SE Northern St and Railroad Ave SE is not frequently used, but as the trail gets built and more people visit the area, it will become a busier location. The bus stop we are designing provides people with seating and cover from the rain. It also is more noticeable for cars traveling along Railroad Ave for the safety of people waiting here.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Pedestrian Core

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Pedestrian Core – Overview

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It is the intention of the 2016 Storefront Studio to bring to historic Snoqualmie, a public space suitable for locals and tourists alike. Falls Avenue, from the bowling alley to the hardware store, is envisioned as a mix of pedestrian and cars. The purpose of this muse is to connect the primary forces of the city with the naturally occurring secondary flows. Active public spaces bring pedestrians from Railroad Avenue (the front porch) to Falls Avenue (the back porch).  A range of permanent and temporary active public spaces, include a comfortable bench, sidewalk dining, a street market, stormwater raingardens and bioswales.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Pedestrian Core

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Pedestrian Core – Increased Seating

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Snoqualmie 2016 – Pedestrian Core

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Pedestrian Core – Hardware Store Parking Lot

 

Hardware Store Parking Lot Diagram

Typical Day                                Special Event                                    Movie Night

Snoqualmie 2016 – Pedestrian Core

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Pedestrian Core – Woonerf

Activities vary along the woonerf. Food trucks and vendors temporarily occupy parking spaces during special events.

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Snoqualmie 2016 – Corner Connections

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Corner Connections – Overview

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The corner lot could be utilized as an inclusive community center that serves the people of Snoqualmie and facilitates connections. These connections include those between residents, the downtown and the Ridge development, the river and the town, businesses and visitors and the people of the community. It would be a flexible space to hold events – both indoor and outdoor – such as farmers markets, community movie nights, birthday parties, and could be a special space to gather during festivals. The corner lot is a crucial link between the residential area of downtown, the train station, the main street, and the river.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Corner Connections

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Corner Connections – Corner Lot

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The corner lot is proposed for a new inclusive community center for Snoqualmie residents. Connections are encouraged on physical, environmental and social scales. Connections are encouraged between residents, the downtown and the Ridge development, the river and thetown, and businesses and visitors.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Corner Connections

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Corner Connections – Site Section to River

 

The main objective for the corner lot is to connect downtown Snoqualmie to the river and nature, while simultaneously increasing the opportunities for the community engagement and involvement.

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Snoqualmie 2016 – Farmers Market

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Corner Connections – Farmers Market

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We propose starting a farmers market on the lot. While the farmers market grows, it can evolve into something more permanent. Once the farmers market becomes a weekly event, a structure can be built on the lot that has a sheltered area for stalls and an indoor area in the corner, with a kitchen and bathroom.

 

Snoqualmie 2016 – More Lodging

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

More Lodging – Overview

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Snoqualmie has significant tourist attractions including the Snoqualmie Falls and Train Depot. There is currently only one place to stay overnight, the Salish Lodge. To provide a diversity of options for lodging two different buildings are proposed supporting a range of accommodation types, each with an additional civic role. One is a lodge with an adjacent park and the other is a motel providing access to the waterfront. Both are raised up one story to provide open ground floors for community access and amenity, as well as, addressing flood-zone constraints.

Snoqualmie 2016 – More Lodging

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

More Lodging – Proposed Locations

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We considered four locations within walking distance of downtown and produced statistics for each property. Of these properties we chose two to pursue in depth in the following pages. The analysis includes lot value, current use and jurisdictions, and the goal for number of rooms and price point.

Snoqualmie 2016 – More Lodging

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

More Lodging – Lodging and Community Porch

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Currently, this “park” is an empty lot in a residential and commercial neighborhood. It has endless possibilities for games/picnics/fun with a little imagination. With green space still intact, this community porch allows for organized gatherings and shelter during inclement conditions.

Snoqualmie 2016 – More Lodging

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

More Lodging – Motel

 

 

 

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Snoqualmie 2016 – Little Library Network

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Little Library Network – Overview

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The relocation of the downtown library in Snoqualmie was a loss to the immediate community and to the historic district. A network of Free Little Libraries dispersed around downtown can give back to the strong community. The concept behind these mailbox-sized libraries is, “take a book, return a book.” They encourage people of all ages to read and share for free. The libraries are crafted to enhance their location, and sponsored by local business and community group

Snoqualmie 2016 – Little Library Network

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Little Library Network – Character Identity

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The mobile Little Library is a low cost option requiring little skill and time and utilizes Recycled components. By building a simple bookshelf and securing it to a pre-built wheeled cart of some kind, one can easily maneuver the library wherever it is needed. Construction or DIY style books could go well in this library to support the Hardware store’s business and inspire people to construct and build their own.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Little Library Network

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Little Library Network – Community Support

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The little park between town hall and the Old Library is the perfect location to insert a Little Free Library as part of the network. In addition to bringing books back to the “Library”,  this little library can benefit the local boy scouts a major user group within this building. A small bench and shelf are integrated into the design. This allows someone visiting the library to be able to set their bag down, or perhaps briefly sit while checking out a book. This little library would likely have a range of children’s books, utilizing the lower shelf for younger children and the higher shelf for middle or high school aged teens.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Little Library Network

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Little Library Network – Character Identity

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The Railroad Community Park is located adjacent to the Historic Train Depot in Snoqualmie, which houses the Northwest Railway Museum. Given its close proximity to both the rails themselves, as well as, the museum, the Character Identity Little Library would be appropriate here. By modeling the library after a toy train, it helps remind visitors of the rich railway history all around them. Books about the museum, trains, and local history are be a good fit for this library.

Snoqualmie 2016 – Little Library Network

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

SPRING 2016

Little Library Network – Urban Repair

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The Urban Repair little library is a smaller scale solution for reconnecting gaps in the storefronts. By taking up the space of a car stall adjacent to the sidewalk a larger bench-style library could change the lot into a place to relax and enjoy. Planting boxes are strategically placed to  further improve the site. Storage is available under the bench where non-perishable food donation can take place. The library itself could hold books about cooking or gardening to aid people visiting the market.