Pre-existing Conditions

Westlake Avenue is a wide, dysfunctional street that cuts across the regular pattern of the urban street grid; it is also the low point of the area, resembling an abandoned stream bed that once drained to Lake Union. “Westlake Gardens: Urban Watershed as Urban Flow” is a 4 block promenade/city park with activities that bring people out into the street. In response to Westlake Avenue’s place within the Lake Union watershed, stormwater is captured and drained through a series of aesthetic demonstration projects that lead to Lake Union.