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Linear Urban Center Park

McCormick Park is a linear public openspace at the east boundary of the City of Bellevue, extending from Hwy 405 to Bellevue Way. As it existing, much of it was lawn, trees, some site art, and a few places to sit. The City wanted an extension of the park that would be low water use, have seasonal interest, include more seating and gathering areas, be a better more varied walking experience, and terminate at a Gateway plaza. The City agreed to ISD's proposal for a serpentine walkway, richly varied plantings and land forms, and small areas + a gateway with seating and decorative planters which would provide an iconic gateway to a rapidly growing community.

Serpentine walkway with lush plantings each side