Envision. LEED. INVEST. Greenroads™.

Four tools to assist in the development of more sustainable roads, buildings, and communities. Sustainability is about more than just being “green.” It’s about striking a balance between meeting environmental, economic, and social needs and finding a way to build…

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A River Runs Through It

OK, so it was only a creek, but any body of water running through the middle of a parking lot adds a dimension not usually considered in parking lot design. This year, SCJ Alliance’s landscape architecture team is involved in…

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Bringing Back a Boom Town

If there's one thing to know about the small community of Rock Island, Wash., it's that they bounce back. The town has endured booms and busts from the building of railroad bridges, dams and factories. Today, the population of just 746 people are…

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Improving Infrastructure in the “Wild West”

Photo credit: Winthrop Chamber of Commerce It’s like stepping back in time – to the Wild West – as you drive along Riverside Drive into downtown Winthrop. Buildings with board and batten siding, old-fashioned signs, wooden boardwalks and tin roof…

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Port Townsend Wins Economic Vitality Award

Congratulations Port Townsend Main Street Program (PTMSP)!!! Earlier this year they received the “Economic Vitality” award at Washington Main Street’s Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony. Adding to the unique charm of Port Townsend’s historic core are century-old tunnel areas under some…

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Mathletes Among Us

Parker (2nd Grader) visited 23 businesses before arriving at SCJ Math-adventurous kids are visiting our Olympia office over the next couple weeks as part of the Thurston County Chamber’s Math for Life Scavenger Hunt.  The program, generously incentivized with prizes…

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New Kids on the Block Rock Wenatchee!

Two and a half months after opening the Wenatchee office, SCJ Alliance Engineering and Planning Services took on the Infrastructure Assistance Coordinating Council’s (IACC) annual conference. IACC assists Washington communities build infrastructure by maintaining an online database of infrastructure funding…

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Evolving Streets

Shea Carr Jewell staff visited with clients at the Washington State American Public Works Association and American Planning Association meetings in October. At both conferences, we were approached by planning and public works staff with questions about incorporating new stormwater…

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