Yesler Terrace Redevelopment
We worked closely with Seattle Housing Authority staff to charter and support the Yesler Terrace Citizen Review Committee, charged with developing a guiding vision for redevelopment of Yesler Terrace into a mixed-income community. To give all in this diverse community an opportunity to contribute, a variety of tools and techniques were used to gather information about values shared within the community, important amenities needed and best methods to achieve social equity, economic opportunity, environmental stewardship and one-for-one replacement housing. A draft community vision document was translated into nine languages, providing equal access for community members to provide input on the definitions, principles and community values being considered. A final vision was crafted by the review committee and adopted by the Seattle Housing Authority Board in 2006.