Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 10am - Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 3:50am

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Despite constant development and change in recent years, the South Lake Union/Cascade neighborhood supports a vibrant and growing community of residents and neighborhood businesses. This tour explores the architectural and urban design elements that contribute to a lively and livable Cascade, from "big picture" city contributions down to individual developer design decisions. With a focus on the neighborhood's residential architecture, green spaces serving as community spaces, and history as both a mixed-use neighborhood and urban wasteland, this tour delves into the question of what makes an urban neighborhood thrive. Join us for a discussion on the contributions of architecture as we observe current construction projects, long-standing and historic structures, and the overall transformation of this ever changing neighborhood!  The tour will start at the REI Flagship store and also feature Art Stable, the Swale on Yale, Stackhouse, and Lake Union Park.

Tours are approximately 2 hours and run rain or shine, dress accordingly! Advance registration is strongly encouraged; walk-ups are limited to space available for a cost of $25 (cash only/exact change required). For more information on SAF tours, visit our FAQ page or call 206-667-9184. Interested in discounted tickets? Members get discounts on all SAF events and receive a free tour or guidebook just for signing-up. Learn more about our membership program here. Join us. Shape Seattle!