City officials host Totem Lake Symposium 2, October 26, 2012
The City held a second Totem Lake Symposium where more than 70 participants attended. View the summary. (PDF 229 KB) See supporting documents under "Related Links"
Totem Lake Symposium Generates Ideas on How to Revitalize Kirkland's Urban Center
At a September 2010 symposium hosted by the Kirkland City Council, more than 40 participants from the financial, development and design professions collaborated with local property and business owners on how to revitalize the Totem Lake Business District so that it is clear “Kirkland is open for business.”
Mayor Joan McBride and Council Member Amy Walen welcomed attendees and encouraged them to share their current perceptions and future vision of the Totem Lake area. Several common themes emerged from facilitated discussion among participants:
- Transportation systems and connectivity needs enhancement
- Zoning regulations and permit processes could be more flexible
- Neighborhood amenities would provide a “sense of place”
- Concern in the business community about the City’s willingness to support the redevelopment effort
A summary of the symposium was presented to the City Council on October 5, 2010. View the accompanying Powerpoint.
Symposium Presentation on September 16, 2010:
Planning for the Totem Lake Urban Center (PDF-2.7 MB)
Participants will receive quarterly updates on the action items that were identified at the symposium. The updates will be posted to this site.
The City wishes to thank the property owners, business owners, finance representatives and design and architects who participated in the symposium.
Prior to the symposium, participants were provided the following background materials: