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Lynnwood Washington 10 Minute Walk Study Visit Report
Report Summary:

From February 26-28, 2020, ULI brought a group of national and local experts to Lynnwood, Washington, where a new light rail stop is expected to bring thousands of more residents to an area that is currently characterized by parking lots and strip malls. The experts discussed the role of parks and the public realm within the new vision for City Center and emphasized how the city must lead the way with changes to the area in order to get the type of development they want to see.

Specifically, the experts were asked to consider

  1. What role would a City Center urban park play in catalyzing civic activity and promoting property investment in the neighborhood?
  2. Which tools and partnership opportunities are available to leverage public and private investment in the area to build public amenities, like parks/plazas, and how can more private development be incentivized? How can the City assist the development community with consolidation of small parcels?
  3. What streetscape interventions can remake City Center into a pedestrian oriented TOD, integrating existing infrastructure like the Interurban Trail, with active park façade interfaces creating an integrated greenspace to urban fabric?

Report Summary: From February 26-28, 2020, ULI brought a group of national and local experts to Lynnwood, Washington, where a new light rail stop is expected to bring thousands of more residents to an area that is currently characterized by parking lots and strip malls. The experts discussed the role of parks and the public realm within the new vision for City Center and emphasized how the city must lead the way with changes to the area in order to get the type of development they want to see.

Specifically, the experts were asked to consider

  1. What role would a City Center urban park play in catalyzing civic activity and promoting property investment in the neighborhood?
  2. Which tools and partnership opportunities are available to leverage public and private investment in the area to build public amenities, like parks/plazas, and how can more private development be incentivized? How can the City assist the development community with consolidation of small parcels?
  3. What streetscape interventions can remake City Center into a pedestrian oriented TOD, integrating existing infrastructure like the Interurban Trail, with active park façade interfaces creating an integrated greenspace to urban fabric?
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