“P-Patch Design Options Presented”

Plan1

Plan 2

 Thirty enthusiastic gardeners turned out Monday night for the second of three community design meetings for the new Bitter Lake P-Patch. Daniel Winterbottom and Jen Szabo of Winterbottom Design landscape architects went over the community feedback and preferences from the first meeting. They then went on to present two alternative site design concepts for the P-Patch and surrounding area on the north side of the Bitter Lake Reservoir Open Space, followed by a small group discussion session. Both designs included creative social spaces, raised ADA plots, demonstration areas and about fifty 10×10′ plots. Alternative #1, which was organized around a curving pedestrian spine and had several bridges over the drainage swale, was preferred by many groups. The two concepts plans will be posted at the Department of Neighborhoods site  http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/ppatch/locations/73.htm

The designers will be working hard this week to refine the plans and incorporate feedback from the community meeting. At the  final meeting on Monday September 20th, at 7 – 9pm at the Lutheran Church on 13000 Greenwood, the team will present the final master plan and discuss ways to construct the first and future phases. All are welcome to come!

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