Parsons Brinckerhoff leveraged their existing photo-realistic 3D model of the City of Seattle, based on city GIS data to incorporate the site development concept for the Yesler Terrace project by SHA. The overall site was modeled as building blocks with suggestive elevations, textures and materials with additional pedestrian level details being incorporated along the Yesler and Broadway corridors. These details include suggestive landscaping, streetscaping, retail and other commercial business.
The visualization is currently being used to inform and educate various audiences about the overall scope, scale and vision of the project, while promoting informed communication with project stakeholders. The 3D model will continue to evolve to support the project as further decisions are made and development deals are secured, providing further return on investment to the Housing Authority.