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Public Realm


Strengthen Public Space Connections


Design for new development on Bainbridge Island should pay careful attention to how the building will interact with the public realm—street, sidewalk, open spaces and landscape. Projects should look for opportunities to make stronger connections in the Island’s network of public spaces wherever possible.


a.   Locate primary entrances along the main street, and contribute to the character of the street. 

b.   Align public spaces, passages and access with existing pedestrian paths or desire lines where no formal paths exist. Public through-routes in Winslow are excellent examples of pedestrian-scale connections.

c.   Where appropriate, provide open spaces adjacent to the sidewalk and design public frontages to support direct engagement with the street and pedestrian activity.

d.   Use public art to enhance entrances to buildings and public spaces and to create or highlight unique transitions.

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