Existing and Proposed Site Plans showing street and open space networks, new housing, and parks. The proposed plan closely resembles the existing adjacent neighborhoods.
Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan
City of Seattle Office of Housing
While at EDAW, Brian Scott led a multi-disciplinary team in shaping a redevelopment plan for the Fort Lawton Army Reserve Center in Seattle’s Magnolia Neighborhood. The objective was to develop mixed-income housing, including units for formerly homeless families and seniors. Nearby residents were concerned about the impact on their neighborhood. The site is also located between a heron rookery and Seattle’s largest park, making the site important for wild-life migration. A rigorous process of analysis, program development, site planning, and urban design was punctuated by six community meetings allowing neighbors and the public to shape every step of the process. The resulting plan gained broad community support and unanimous approval by the City Council, and awaits concurrence by the U.S. Department of Defense.
Artist’s sketch of new housing and streetscape sloping north toward Salmon Bay in the distance.
Alternative sections for the street between the existing neighborhood and proposed development.