The 3 Must-Haves That Are Part Of The Placemaking Equation

By 2020 Shawna De La Rosa, Bisnow Seattle
Feb 5, 2020

Bisnow/Shawna De La Rosa | GGLO’s Don Vehige, Lake Union Partners’ Joe Ferguson, Madison Marquette’s Daniel Meyers, barrientosRYAN’s Kristin Ryan and Abbott Construction’s Doug Klein

What if we built communities around public spaces? What if we chiseled neighborhoods into the city? Each area would have its own soul, its own identity. That’s called placemaking and a panel at Bisnow’s Seattle 2020 Forecast discussed what it takes to transform a space into a place where people want to be.

The first component of placemaking is finding the right retail, because retail anchors these places, and the right mix of retailers is critical, Madison Marquette Senior Vice President Daniel Meyers said.

“Really good retail is the catalyst,” he said. “Spaces have to have good environments where people want to be.”

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