'Daylighting' Hidden Creeks

'Daylighting', or exposing, underground creeks in Berkeley, CA and Seattle proves to be an interesting economic development strategy.
May 28, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"For years, Strawberry Creek has run under the feet of visitors to downtown Berkeley, penned in by culverts buried beneath streets, sidewalks and businesses... A similar debate is happening in Seattle, where the redevelopment of a shopping mall has been stalled over what to do with a creek that runs 25 feet underground."Now a plan to uncover the invisible waterway and create a gleaming plaza with the creek as the centerpiece is gaining momentum. Advocates, who say it would revitalize downtown, have pushed the plan for seven years, but others consider it an expensive pipe dream.

Thanks to Adam Rogers

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Published on Monday, May 24, 2004 in The San Francisco Chronicle
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