Every year on the third Friday of September, the city of Seattle participates in PARK(ing) Day, an annual global placemaking event in which community members lead the temporary transformation of parking spaces into people places. In Seattle, communities are encouraged to use streets as sites for public expression and creative experimentation, as well as for enjoyment and to promote health and wellness. In recent years, Seattle has seen an unprecedented rise in homelessness alongside a burgeoning affordable housing crisis. As stewards of the built environment - particularly housing - we at Caron wanted to use PARK(ing) Day as an opportunity to speak to these pressing issues in our city.
A recent study performed two years after construction of the Ballard residence shows the first Emerald Star Built Green home built in Seattle performs as modeled and in many cases exceeds expectations.
The City of Seattle is revamping its design review process! As part of that change, the city is now requiring that all projects going through design review conduct additional outreach to the community at the beginning of the project.
Last week we went to check out three co-working spaces in Seattle. We have heard so much about WeWork so we visited two of their locations - Holyoke Building and Denny Triangle. We were also curious about other independently-owned co-working brands and decided to check out The Pioneer Collective in Pioneer Square neighborhood.