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Partnerships

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Market Cities Initiative: Farmers Markets of Seattle and Project for Public Spaces

Market Cities Initiative: Farmers Markets of Seattle and Project for Public Spaces

Cities can provide the setting for great markets– as essential civic infrastructure and resilient food access points. In part, this requires commitment, collaboration, and capacity. Uneven public policy responses to the Covid pandemic shone a bright light on critical gaps and urgent needs. Stephen seized an opportunity to strategically engage and lead complementary expertise for timely conversation about the centrality of Farmers Markets as essential infrastructure amidst the Covid pandemic.

Building Grand Junction’s Downtown Agrihood

Building Grand Junction’s Downtown Agrihood

Growing a Downtown Agrihood Lowell Village Townhomes in Grand Junction, Colorado Community gardens, a greenhouse, and an edible landscape design are central to the healthy living vision of Lowell Village, which is reclaiming an historic downtown school building and...
Local Food Security at a New Home Community

Local Food Security at a New Home Community

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.

To Annex or Not?

To Annex or Not?

Should we buy the property or not? A client was considering a large developable land purchase inside an urban growth boundary and outside a City’s boundary. To undergo annexation into a city is a time consuming, expensive process that requires many technical, policy, and political decisions.

Urban Agriculture + Regional Food Programs

Urban Agriculture + Regional Food Programs

Broad-based interest, political will, and urgency intersected around supporting and growing the local food and farming economy. Kathryn Gardow and Stephen Antupit worked with King Conservation District (KCD) leadership (and key partners) to position the special-purpose agency and its set of new, strategic initiatives for success.

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance

Stephen Antupit is an active Director on the Board of Seattle’s Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, the pre-eminent non-profit committed to supporting and strengthening Washington’s small family farm businesses by creating and operating vibrant, successful neighborhood farmers markets.

Washington Public Works Board

Washington Public Works Board

Hailed nationally as a model of innovation, Washington’s Public Works Board has invested more than $2 Billion statewide through a self-sustaining mechanism to fund infrastructure. As a gubernatorial appointee and Vice Chair, Kathryn Gardow P.E., represented the general public to fund basic, vital infrastructure projects in jurisdictions across the State of Washington.