WOONERF

The site is only a half-block from the river and we want to make sure people can to get to it. That’s why we have incorporated a ‘woonerf’ connecting to the river, which will start at 2nd Street S., run alongside our building and Mill Place, then dip under the 1st Street bridge where it will connect to an extension of the parkway. The path will mimic a rail line that once bisected the blocks.

This feature was modeled after a “woonerf,” a concept from the Netherlands in which all modes of transport coexist, but priority is given to bikes and pedestrians. The word means “shared space.” Learn more about this specific project here: Click to view the PDF.