Research & Inventory for a Future Streetscape Vision

Most of Pioneer Square’s streets are under consideration for change or already in construction. A combination of development and transportation projects give Pioneer Square an opportunity to improve much needed infrastructure in the streets, sidewalks and alleys.

The Alliance contracted Framework to provide research and design services for a series of Street Concept Plans. The intent of the work is to look holistically at the Pioneer Square neighborhood, understand the optimal functionality and character of the streets from the neighborhood standpoint, incorporate public input, and coordinate with agencies, Pioneer Square Preservation Board, residents, businesses and property owners.This project started with a research and inventory phase in spring 2015. We conducted an in-depth review of all current plans and projects in Pioneer Square, spanning future planning efforts to near term construction projects.

In addition, the team coordinated a research effort with University of Washington Geography students, inventorying streetscape elements including physical components and social activity hotspots.

The second phase of work, Pioneer Square Street Concept Plans, has also been completed.

Framework was Project Design Lead and Inventory Research Lead 

Alliance for Pioneer Square
Seattle Department of Transportation

University of Washington Department of Geography
Alexa McIntyre, Designer