The streets encompassed in the 121 Boren project (Boren Ave., John St., Denny Way, and Terry Ave. N) have very different urban characters- including a dramatic grade change between Boren and Terry. John Street is a Green Street and is proposed as a woonerf. Our design intent is to make the street an easily-shared space by vehicles and pedestrians. The street is designed to slow vehicles and give pedestrians priority. Boren Avenue is the entry street to the project’s proposed building and includes special paving, street furniture and lighting to facilitate pedestrian circulation. Denny Way streetscape has a blank facade, with high windows, mechanical yard and a chainlink enclosure. On this street we are providing an artistic treatment of the building façade, and a layering of screening elements that relate to the industrial character of Terry Avenue. Terry Avenue is designed to create a gateway between the arts district of Capitol Hill and the de facto arts district of South Lake Union. It celebrates the existing industrial character of the neighborhood, and creates a place that is increasingly being used as a festival street by accommodating food trucks and public art.
H5 Capital and VIA Architecture