This apartment community creates a gateway to the City of Issaquah. The site planning focuses on walkable, safe streets, wetland and natural area enhancement, and the integration of natural areas with public and private recreation space. Working with VIA and a team of civil engineers, naturalists, and arborists, Communita | Atelier ps provided site analysis, private and public open space design, landscape design and conceptual site grading.
The site plan provides a full spectrum of open spaces that include a larger public park, a Community Clubhouse and central green as the focal point at the entrance to the site. A network of internal pathways with informal seating provide connections between common areas, as well as links to natural areas and neighboring communities. Parking areas are designed as courtyards to slow vehicles and give priority to the pedestrian. Residential unit patios along the street edge will activate the streetscape and promote a sense of safety by bringing eyes to the street.