Historic Downtowns Initiative
The Storefront Studio is part of King County’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative, and is conducted in partnership with architecture and urban design students from the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. The most recent Studio took place in Snoqualmie. After open houses in April and May which generated good local input, the students finalized a variety of proposals ranging from façade improvements to enlivened alleys and streets, and new housing proposals that take into account flooding from the Snoqualmie River. They couldn’t have done it without the tremendous support and participation the City of Snoqualmie and their property and business owners. Over the next year, King County will continue to work with interested parties to explore implementation of some of the projects.
- Snoqualmie Storefront Studio Video
- Growing Vashon – Vashon Storefront Studio Final Report
- Vashon Storefront Studio on Facebook – UW architecture students work with Islanders to envision an enhanced community
- “What could Vashon be? UW students imagine the possibilities” - Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, May 1, 2012
- “Town could get spruced up under UW project” - Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, February 7, 2012