Join Seattle 2030 District on May 6th, from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. for a Greener Belltown Walkshop, starting at Benaroya Hall and ending at The Nature Conservancy office for refreshments and discussion with stops to view and talk about the Waterfront Plan, Bell Street Park, Battery Tunnel portal, and Growing Vine Street Steps. The Walkshop will be featured as part of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) conference and will include a mix of local residents and activists joined by CNU’s national planning and design experts.
Seattle 2030 District is partnering with Growing Vine Street, Project Belltown and other Belltown community groups to strategize how to meet the 2030 District stormwater goals by incorporating green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) such as bioswales, cisterns, green roofs and walls, rainwater harvesting and more, into Belltown’s buildings and spaces in a way that meets Belltown’s unique needs and takes advantages of the many opportunities for a greener Belltown.
This Greener Belltown Walkshop will feature local activists from Growing Vine Street, Project Belltown, staff from Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities, Friends of the Waterfront and others. This first event in a series of neighborhood workshops will include the tour followed by sharing ideas from national design experts and community members to answer “how can green stormwater infrastructure help urban neighborhoods thrive?”
About Seattle 2030 District
Seattle 2030 District was established 5 years ago as the first of what is now a network of 15 Districts across North America to spark a grassroots effort that, through private/ public partnerships, brings property owners and managers together with local governments, businesses, and community stakeholders to provide a business model for urban sustainability through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources. Together they benchmark, develop, and implement creative strategies, best practices, and verification methods for measuring progress towards a common goal of meeting energy, water, and vehicle emissions reduction targets for existing buildings and new construction. 2030 Districts have been formed in Seattle, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Denver, Stamford, San Francisco, Dallas, Toronto, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Grand Rapids, Ithaca, Austin and Portland, ME.
More info: visit www.2030districts.org/seattle