Rainier Beach Food Innovation District

Rainier Beach Food Innovation District

Seattle, WA

Rainier Beach Food Innovation District

Seattle, WA

VIA worked with Seattle’s Department of Planning and Development and Jonathan Rose Enterprises to create an Innovation District development strategy for the Rainier Beach LRT station area that builds upon the community’s unique assets, including Seattle’s largest urban farm, a diverse community with a wealth of ethnic food knowledge, and a location on a thriving industrial corridor.

 

VIA helped the Rainier Beach stakeholders to envision how the area could evolve as a new model of transit-oriented development in which employment, education and entrepreneurship come together to create a Food Innovation District that capitalizes upon local resources and values.

 

In addition, VIA continues to work with a coalition of community members, not-for-profits, educational institutions and city agencies to further develop the concept of an “Opportunity Center for Food Education and Entrepreneurship,” which will serve as a catalyst project for the Food Innovation District.