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Longfellow Creek/Roxhill Gateway

Longfellow Creek/Roxhill Gateway, West Seattle, WA

Providing gateways to a neighborhood legacy trail.

The City of Seattle joined with Delridge and Westwood Neighborhood residents to create a legacy trail along Longfellow Creek, one of only three remaining free-flowing creeks in Seattle. Pomegranate Center developed a community-based plan for the three-mile trail and facilitated the design and construction of a model gateway, serving as a prototype for future gateways and markers along the trail. The metal armature of this first gateway, fabricated by artist Paul Sorey, sets a consistent design standard for all future sites. Tile markers, created by community members, will change with talents and local characteristics.

Year:
2002
Location:
West Seattle, Washington
Partners:
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail Steering Committee
Funding:
City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Funds, Delridge and Westwood Communities
Lead Designers:
Milenko Matanovic, Paul Sorey
Landscape Architect:
J.T. Atkins & Company
GIS Specialist:
CommonSpace
Tile Lead and Project Manager:
Heidi Breeze-Harris
Volunteer Hours:
1,850