Cogan Owens Cogan and partners SERA Architects, Parametrix-Bellevue, Marketek, Inc., and Siegel Planning Services are honored to have been selected to assist the Tulalip Tribes in developing a neighborhood plan for Tribal growth and development in the Lower Quilceda Creek area.
The Tulalip Indian Tribes were awarded the Puget Sound Tribal Implementation Grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in order to develop planning, design and regulatory tools to protect the Quilceda Creek Watershed. Quilceda Creek, Ebey Slough and the associated watersheds are a centerpiece of Tulalip culture. This Plan strives to honor and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Quilceda Creek area while providing for future social, economic and community benefit for the Tribes and Tribal members.
“It is a deep honor to have been awarded this project to work with the Tribes on this initiative,” said Kirstin Greene, manager of the consulting team. “It will be a tremendous learning experience and an opportunity to apply best practices that make sense for the Tribes.” COC is the prime consultant and project manager and will work closely with Tribal leadership to develop and help implement a cross-generational community engagement strategy. SERA Architects will develop the neighborhood plan and working in partnership with Siegel Planning Services on creating an innovative and sustainable visual form-based code. Parametrix is creating a green infrastructure plan and low impact development models while Marketek, Inc. will provide market analysis for the tribes in terms of identifying appropriate goals and objectives for housing, employment and other opportunities for future generations.
At COC, Kirstin will be assisted by Project Coordinator Ellen Wyoming, Associate Planner and Community Engagement Specialist. PSU graduate student Cary Watters, COC Community Engagement Intern and member of the Tlingit Tribe, also will provide guidance and support. Stay tuned for more on the community engagement strategy and youth engagement. In the meantime, check out the Hibulb Cultural Center, built by this sovereign nation and an incredible testimony to their past and future.Tags:community engagement, form-based code, green infrastructure, neighborhood plan, Neighborhoods, Planning, Sustainability, Sustainable Communities, watershed