Featured Projects

COMMUNITY PLANNING


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.

GEORGETOWN PUBLIC SAFETY TASK FORCE

In collaboration with Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, BVP facilitated a community-driven planning process to improve neighborhood vitality and public safety in Georgetown. Through a series of meetings and online surveys, Task Force members identified the neighborhood’s challenges and brainstormed solutions to address public safety issues. The final report serves as a tool for the community to prioritize projects and seek funding to improve public safety and neighborhood vitality in Georgetown.

URBAN SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTORS NETWORK - EQUITY IN SUSTAINABILITY

Broadview Planning is managing an Urban Sustainability Directors Network Innovation Fund grant with the cities of Seattle, Portland, and Providence, and the District of Columbia. The group is defining a community of practice around environmental justice policy and systems change by creating representative committees that are influential, municipally-supported, and centered on communities of color-centered, as a tool to prioritize racial equity related to sustainability. This phase of the project includes researching effective and replicable practices, a three-day convening to build relationships across municipalities and strategize next steps, and sharing resources, principles, and tactics with others.

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.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT


NEWAUKUM LANDOWNERS’ INTERVIEW PROJECT

As part of the Chehalis Basin Board’s ongoing effort to reduce flood impacts in the Chehalis River Basin, BVP, in partnership with Carlstad Consulting, led a community outreach process to learn about landowners’ experience with flood impacts in the Newaukum River subbasin. Through an extensive stakeholder interview process and two community open houses, the consultant team listened to residents and gauged their receptiveness to different approaches to flood protection.

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.

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.

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.

COMMUNICATIONS


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, leading the public outreach and communication across numerous forested parks, each with differing and complicated stakeholder needs.

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.

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.

OSE ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECT

Broadview Planning is leading an interdepartmental engagement process in collaboration with the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment to advance its resource conservation initiatives. Our work includes identifying emerging energy efficiency opportunities across the municipal building portfolio, working with City staff to address issues related to air quality and occupant health and comfort, and operationalizing nuts-and-bolts program management best practices.