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A presentation developed by the Pomegranate Center as part of the Gathering Place Grant, a partnership with Tully's Coffee.

A presentation developed by the Pomegranate Center as part of the Gathering Place Grant, a partnership with Tully's Coffee.

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  • 1. Hunter Farm Gathering Place Project
    A Pomegranate Center, Tully’s Coffee
    & NE Seattle Partnership
  • 2. Welcome
    Per Johnson
  • 3. Introductions, Roles & Timeline
    Pomegranate Center
  • 4. Roles
    Steering Group members
    Public Space Rangers
    Pomegranate Center
    Community Members
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  • 6. Pre-Project Evaluation
    Pomegranate Center
  • 7. Project history, goals, and criteria
    Per Johnson
  • 8. History
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  • 14. Criteria
    Maximize: 1) open space, 2) covered space, 3) hard surface
    Remain within the current Hunter property.
    Design for use between January and October.
    Must be built within 4 days with an anticipated 20 people per day on a $17K budget
    The brown building, attached lean-to, and red sales booth are to remain untouched with the exception of aesthetic improvements.
  • 15. Criteria (Continued)
    Any improvement to the metal pitched roof would need to highlight or showcase the red sales booth equally.
    Plan for Semi-truck access between 35th Ave NE and 36thAve NE. (access & visibility not to be impaired by landscaping)
    Permanent features cannot interfere with tree sales.
    Features can be semi-permanent or temporary if they can be moved with a forklift.
  • 16. Current Site Uses
    Christmas tree sales: November and December
    ‪Wedgwood Art Festival: July 9 & 10
    Sustainable NE Seattle Planet Home Festival: Aug 6
    Spooner Farms berry sales: each summer
    Other: overflow parking for the post office
  • 17. Technical Criteria
    Height limits for structures = 25’ on the half fronting 35th, 30’ on the half fronting 36th.
    Buildings setbacks = 15’ from 35th, 20’ from 36th, and 5’ from the sides of the property.
    No more than 35% of the property can be covered with structures, which includes canopies or other similar covered shelters.
    A drainage review is required for 2,000 sq. ft or more of new plus replaced impervious surface (including compacted gravel); change in grade of more than 4’ and 50 cu. yds of excavation or fill; any grading more than 500 cu yds.
  • 18. Agree to Ground Rules
    Pomegranate Center
  • 19. Ground Rules
    Commit to finding common solutions
    Everyone participates
    Listen and talk
    Seek the highest good for the entire community
    Maintain positive atmosphere: respect, balance, no accusations, no blaming
    Propose something better
    Be willing to hear new information and change your mind
    Look for solutions with multiple victories
  • 20. Imagine What’s Possible
  • 21. Pomegranate Center
    Non-profit community design and development organization
    24 years of experience in facilitation, planning, design, building with communities
  • 22. Tully’s
    Established in 1992 in Seattle
    Valued for distinctive, handcrafted quality of coffee
    Committed to supporting vibrant local communities
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  • 40. OTHER?
  • 41. Large Group Work
    Everyone participates
  • 42. Given the project goals and criteria, what are your ideas for this site?
    Write your ideas down
    Circle your top idea
    In two or three sentences please share your idea with everyone when called upon
  • 43. Review the Findings
  • 44. Next Steps
    12 – 1pm
    Community Treasures Survey: please fill this out and distribute to others
    Public Space Ranger orientation/ site tour
    Develop design concepts
    4-5 Open House
    Community Meeting #2, July 13, 7-9, Wedgwood Pres. Church