Featured Projects

COMMUNITY PLANNING


PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT


COMMUNICATIONS


SOUTH PARK COMMUNITY CENTER SITEWIDE STUDY

In collaboration with Seattle Parks & Recreation staff, community stakeholders, and Alta Planning + Design, BVP is leading the design process for a vibrant park that reduces health inequities for vulnerable populations. Current work includes community engagement, assessing existing conditions and current uses of the site, providing recommendations based on best practices and peer-reviewed literature to enhance health, and developing a final conceptual design for the site.

SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT STRATEGIC BUSINESS + TECHNOLOGY PLANNING

BVP facilitated a community-informed visioning process to plan for long-term business and technology improvements throughout Seattle’s criminal justice system. Working with over 60 stakeholders, including court staff, elected officials, and attorneys, BVP designed and implemented the Municipal Court’s first broad public engagement process to shape a future vision for Seattle’s municipal justice system.

ULOO FEASIBILITY STUDY

In partnership with SvR Design, BVP led the public engagement process to site a new public restroom in Seattle’s U-District neighborhood. The extensive public outreach effort included developing a public involvement plan, stakeholder assessment, designing key messaging, conducting one-on-one interviews, facilitating focus groups, and managing volunteers to help with the public outreach campaign.

CENTRAL BALLARD PUBLIC RESTROOM SITING + DESIGN

With the Ballard Alliance and Seattle’s Department of Transportation, BVP led the community engagement process to design and site a new public restroom in Seattle’s central Ballard neighborhood. The extensive public outreach effort included stakeholder interviews, developing options with an Advisory Committee, creating a project website and outreach materials, and conducting a wide-reaching community survey.

LEO STREET P-PATCH PERMITTING & CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

BVP led the permitting process that includes SEPA analysis and change-of-use permitting for a new community garden. In addition to the permitting process, the project scope included construction management and a best practices report for ongoing permitting needs for the P-Patch Community Gardening Program.

ISLAND COUNTY HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE

In partnership with ECONorthwest, BVP is leading an outreach process that includes a community survey, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and social media. Findings presented by BVP will inform the Housing Element Update of Island County’s Comprehensive Plan and give further insight into the County’s current housing issues.

SHORELINE STREET ENDS CAPITAL PROJECT OUTREACH

BVP led the public engagement process for Seattle’s Shoreline Street Ends, a program focused on improving waterfront access at public rights-of-way abutting the Duwamish River, Lake Washington, and Lake Union. To tap into community energy around this project, BVP developed public involvement plans, designed and led public meetings, created project websites and outreach materials, and facilitated public and project meetings.

BELLEVUE AFFORDABLE HOUSING STRATEGY (AHS)

Keenly aware of staff and resource constraints, the BVP team identified best practices for multicultural outreach, social media, general media, and ethnic media to raise awareness, build momentum, and engage Bellevue residents on affordable housing issues through non-traditional channels.

GREEN SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP COMMUNICATION STRATEGY + PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

BVP is helping Green Seattle Partnership inform, involve, and create an active community around forest restoration and stewardship y leading the public outreach and communication across numerous forested parks, each with differing and complicated stakeholder needs.

SEATTLE BUILDING TUNE-UPS STRATEGIC PLANNING + COMMUNICATIONS

BVP is leading a program development process for a groundbreaking commercial energy efficiency program, including developing a strategic vision, program identity, and workplan. BVP also provides program support through a robust outreach process that includes maintaining an online presence, developing clear program messaging, and designing effective marketing material.