A Seattle-based non-profit housing developer retained MetroAG Strategies to complement the work of its design and development team as they create and sell two dozen affordable, net-zero energy cottage homes set to displace a community garden.
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Stephen Antupit seeded community-nourishing, “homegrown business” partnerships with the Seattle Market Gardens and broke new ground with the city’s first-ever land-use/growth management policy support for community gardens.
An anonymous benefactor awarded a series of grants to CityLab7 (co-founded by Stephen Antupit), asking the group to create food-based projects that connect people to the issue of climate change. The caveat? Find ways to “do things about carbon without talking about carbon”. Fertile Grounds was the third (and final) project supported by Invoking the Pause, a donor-advised fund through RSF Social Finance.
The client challenge was complex: develop a compelling vision and workable plan to completely redevelop an inefficient, outdated (and often unsafe) public housing project located in an historic neighborhood with input from all stakeholders. Success was dependent on the strength of public outreach, effectively communicating innovative thinking about healthy communities and integrated sustainability.
Kathryn Gardow, PE brought leadership and organizational expertise to an small city’s engineering department in crisis.
Rated as one of the nation’s top-ten farmers markets, the University District Farmers Market was nonetheless being displaced from its long-standing (and year-round) Seattle location. More than a popular community destination for thousands of weekly visitors was at stake. The potential loss of the popular market stood to put almost 10,000 acres of locally-productive farmland and local farmers at great economic risk.
Kathryn Gardow provided the expertise necessary to facilitate the approvals for this 1,300 acre project located in Snoqualmie, Washington.
An anonymous benefactor awarded a series of grants to CityLab7, providing Stephen Antupit and fellow grantees a platform to create food-based projects that connect people with climate change issues. The caveat? Find ways to “do things about carbon without talking about carbon”. The Market Meal was the first of three projects supported by Invoking the Pause, a donor-advised fund through RSF Social Finance.
Sound Transit needed the City of Seattle to create transit-friendly urban design visions, zoning and development codes to best leverage the transformative LINK project. Stephen Antupit created a multi-year program that developed neighborhood-specific visions and implemented zoning + codes at the launch of the region’s ambitious light rail program.