Design Commission gets West Seattle ‘Holding Patterns’ ideas

One month ago, a reader tip led to first word of the Seattle Design Commission‘s “Holding Patterns” competition – soliciting ideas for stalled development sites around the city, with the possibility that ideas for temporary use might even become reality. (This of course instantly brought the “Hole Foods” site to mind for many.) The application period closed this past Monday, and this WSB Forums post inspired us to check with the SDC this morning to see if they’d heard from anyone regarding West Seattle sites. SDC’s Valerie Kinast says she did a quick check and sees “one for (a) Huling Brothers site, one strong one for the Alaska/Fauntleroy intersection, and one four blocks south of Delridge Community Center.” No specifics yet, but Kinast adds that, “In the week of June 7th, we’ll (decide) which ideas to move forward into an implementation workshop, probably on July 20th.”

8 Replies to "Design Commission gets West Seattle 'Holding Patterns' ideas"

  • casey May 27, 2010 (10:56 am)

    This pit is like the one in “Parks and Recreation.” Now if we only could develop a great cast of characters around it.

  • uglybrowncrow May 27, 2010 (11:10 am)

    I’ve grown to adore the landscape of the Hole now. No sense mocking it anymore It’s part of W.S’s history now. Lets embrace it with love.

    • WSB May 27, 2010 (11:17 am)

      UBC, that’s the most creative suggestion we’ve heard yet. Perhaps you can print T-shirts “EMBRACE THE HOLE.” Or maybe not …

  • uglybrowncrow May 27, 2010 (7:26 pm)

    If its still there in two years, I will make t-shirts.

  • jjj May 27, 2010 (11:13 pm)

    has anything fallen in this thing yet?

    • WSB May 27, 2010 (11:22 pm)

      Aside from rain and snow, not that we know of.

  • Mike D. May 28, 2010 (6:35 am)

    Really curious about the site mentioned that is four blocks south of the Delridge Community Center…..

  • Kelley ROy May 28, 2010 (6:35 pm)

    we did not choose a specific site, but presented some conceptual ideas. Check them out here

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