Cordata is a vibrant, growing neighborhood in Bellingham, WA. We held a one day charrette to best determine the plans for a mixed use, neighborhood expansion. The charrette participants included the developer, consultants and prospective tenants to determine program, design concept, services and marketability.
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One day charrette with property owner/developer, realtors/marketing consultants to determine highest and best use to meet market demand and investor goals.
The Port of Bellingham sought our services when they were faced with the daunting task of rehabilitating a former industrial waste water lagoon (Aeriated Stabilization Basin) into a LEED, sustainable Marina for recreational boating. We hosted a one day charrette with participants from state and local public agencies, consultants and Port of Bellingham Staff.
The City of Blaine, WA, needed improved signage to notify travelers of available services adjacent to a highway access to the Canadian Border. Community members could not come together on a design idea. The Charrette process quickly produced a signage design concept that was universally accepted, and quickly built and installed.
Laurel Street in Downtown Bellingham, WA had some new zoning details but was an ideal place for new Live/Work Studios. A design charrette with the development team, potential tenants and government officials was successful in creating a concept for the new zoning use type with unique development standards and flexible use patterns. Blossom Development Corporation, in Bellingham, WA had this to say about our services ... more
Reclaiming former industrial land is always challenging. Often extensive clean-up is needed before new construction can commence. Desilva Group had plans for a 110 unit project on an former brownfield, oil tank farm across from a marina in Point Richmond, CA. In a 2 day charrette, working with the development team, investors, marketing experts and technical consultants, we created a concept overnight that addressed all ... more
The Kulshan Community Land Trust in Whatcom County, WA holds land in trust for permanently affordable homeownership and other community needs. They hosted a community charrette for a Planned Development Agreement for 28 affordable housing units in the Madrona and LaFayette neighborhood. Neighbors, activists, stakeholders and government officials were participants in the process to find an innovative way to provide working families with affordable housing. ... more
This charrette with business owners, investors and consultants happened in one day, to help determine alternate applications for P2 Solar Solutions Solar Panel supports and arrays. It was determined that providing unique carport designs will allow access to prime solar real estate while giving a client other economic benefits. First client was a car dealership in California.
We worked with local Architects as part of the Bellingham Planning Group for the Bellingham Public Library. A library staff charrette helped create a functional building program and site utilization analysis, as well as a cost estimate for capital planning for the city bond measure.