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Design Plans: What Could A New Queen Anne Intersection Look Like?

In Queen Anne, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and Queen Anne Greenways are working together to redesign the intersection of 7th Ave W and W McGraw. SDOT used the Queen Anne Greenways Blueprint for a Walkable Bikeable Queen Anne to guide its designs.

Check out these snazzy scenarios presented by Senior Transportation Planner Brian Dougherty.

The elements in the three concepts can be mixed and matched based on community preference. A final design will be built by SDOT in 2015.

Option 1, nicknamed the Plaza option:Option 1

  • extends the curb on the southwest corner
  • creates a small area for shrubs and plantings
  • maintains two of the three street trees at the corner
  • installs a mini plaza with decorative paving and a bench for seating
  • maintains the existing sidewalk in its current alignment and adds sidewalk extensions to the new corner

 

 

Option 2, nicknamed the Nature Spot option:Option 2

  • extends the curb on the southwest corner
  • maintains two of the three street trees at the corner
  • creates a larger area for plantings and additional street trees
  • installs boulder/granite seating within the nature spot
  • removes the existing sidewalk and replaces with vegetation / bio swale
  • extends the sidewalk to meet the new corner

 

 

Option 3 (shown with the Plaza option but it would work under either scenario) does all of the above at the southwest corner, plus the following at the southeast corner:Option 3

  • extends the curb
  • creates space for new plantings / bio swale
  • creates a new mini plaza with decorative paving and benches
  • creates space that could be used for bike parking
  • may displace two car parking spaces