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Sandpoint

Project

Year

2023

Location

Sandpoint, Idaho

Client

City of Sandpoint

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The Challenge

Keeping Sandpoint Active Year-Round

They City of Juneau's housing shortage has had serious impacts on residents cost of living, accommodation for its tourism economy and government officials visiting throughout the year. The goal for the project was to help fill the housing gap by designing new housing on a site adjacent to the downtown; accommodating new public gathering spaces, respecting the existing natural vegetation, and recounting the history and traditions of site.

First Forty Feet led a series of community input events to lead the visioning process and collaborated.

Ebbs & Flows

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They City of Juneau's housing shortage has had serious impacts on residents cost of living, accommodation for its tourism economy and government officials visiting throughout the year. The goal for the project was to help fill the housing gap by designing new housing on a site adjacent to the downtown; accommodating new public gathering spaces, respecting the existing natural vegetation, and recounting the history and traditions of site.

First Forty Feet led a series of community input events to lead the visioning process and collaborated.

With the ebbs and flows of the creek, recreational and interactive activities change throughout the year.

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The Impact

Respecting the past & looking to the future

The City of Juneau will be able to add 210 new homes to downtown, which will have a positive impact on downtown businesses, help meet the housing shortage, and provide sustainable transportation alternatives that will save residents money, have no impact on the parking demand downtown, and keep the carbon footprint low.

The design is about more than just providing housing downtown; it's about building a community. Gathering spacing tied to prominent viewing platforms and green spaces provide residents the opportunity to recreate, relax and share with one another.

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Get in touch

Want to know more about this project?

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Will Grimm

CO-FOUNDER & ARCHITECT

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James Brackenhoff

CO-FOUNDER & ARCHITECT

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Jason Graf

PRINCIPAL, INTERGATED TRANSPORTATION & LAND USE

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Mitchell Scherer

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER

a better city exists

FIRST FORTY FEET


412 NW Couch St, Suite 405

Portland, Oregon 97209
 

t: 503.764.9692

CERTIFICATIONS

Emerging Small Business  (ESB)
Certification No.: 13469

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