Waterfront/Realized Event at Impact HUB

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WATERFRONT/REALIZED––a preview of Waterfront Seattle’s 30% design milestone with landscape architect James Corner

Hosted by Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
At The Impact HUB in Pioneer Square

Tickets: $10
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CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS

Curious about our central waterfront’s exciting future? Join Friends of Waterfront Seattle for a special presentation of the 30% design unveiling for Waterfront Seattle with dim sum and beer on March 4th at The Impact HUB in Pioneer Square. Achieving 30% design is a major milestone of the project’s maturation from concept to reality, allowing for the implementation of the public space plan to move forward.

As one of the largest sustainable development projects of its kinds nationwide, Waterfront Seattle will help shape our City’s future by reinventing our central waterfront as a vibrant, dynamic public space. This project encompasses: the rebuilding of the Elliot Bay Seawall; a thoughtful redesign of Alaskan Way; and a bold public space plan that transforms the 2-mile stretch from Pioneer Square to Belltown.

World-renowned landscape architect and lead designer of the project’s public spaces James Corner will share the latest design developments. All ticket proceeds will go towards supporting Friends of Waterfront Seattle’s mission to champion this momentous civic project that will make our urban shoreline a lively and magnetic destination for all. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS.

 

Link to event page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/waterfrontrealizeda-preview-of-waterfront-seattles-30-design-with-landscape-architect-james-corner-tickets-10545364469?ref=ebtn

 

 

Heidi Hughes

Executive Director

Friends of Waterfront Seattle

901 5th Avenue, Suite 2200

Seattle, WA 98164

206.747.0667 (mobile)

Seawall construction starts week of November 18

Waterfront meetingFrom Waterfront Seattle:

Seawall Construction Materials (PDF)

After years of careful planning and coordination, we’re ready to begin seawall construction!  Starting the week of November 18, you’ll see construction begin in earnest on the waterfront. The first step is to build a new roadway beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct that will carry all north/south traffic during construction of the new seawall. To make way for this, angled parking spaces under the viaduct, as well as those spaces between Pike and Virginia streets will be removed and traffic will be shifted to the east. Read below for additional information. For questions about Seawall construction send us an email at seawall@waterfrontseattle.org or call our 24-hour hotline at 206.618.8584.

Seawall construction starts the week of November 18

Near term activities will include:

  • Mobilization of equipment and materials.
  • Placement of safety fencing at the perimeter of the work area.
  • Removal of angled parking adjacent to and under the Alaskan Way Viaduct between Madison and Pike streets initially, and later all the way to Virginia Street.
  • Posting “No Park” signs as early as November 14.
  • Removal of trees and signal poles on the west side of Alaskan Way (in the sidewalk area).
  • Construction of the temporary roadway beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
  • Ongoing utility and telecommunications relocation work.

What you can expect:

  • Construction hours will be Monday through Saturday, both day and night. The noisiest work will stop each day by 10 pm and resume at 8 am.
  • No work is expected on major holidays.
  • One lane in each direction maintained on Alaskan Way.
  • Access to east side businesses maintained on the access road immediately east of the viaduct.
  • The multi-use path on the west side of the viaduct will be open, with interim closures and detours in the vicinity of Pike Street.
  • Increased noise, dust, and vibration.
  • Increased truck and oversized vehicle traffic moving equipment and materials.
  • Contractors can park work vehicles within the construction work zone, but are not allowed to park in on-street, short-term parking.
  • Flaggers will be present at different locations within the work zone to manage construction traffic and public access though the construction area.

Construction snapshot activities over the next week

Seawall

On Friday, November 8 underground utility work will take place on the east side of Alaskan Way between Pike and Union streets. Here’s what to expect:

  • Working hours will be 8 am to 3 pm.
  • On-street parking restrictions will be in place for the duration of the work.
  • Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.
  • Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.
  • Work will include pavement removal, jackhammering and excavation.

Waterfront Seattle

Union Street utility investigations started yesterday near Western Avenue and Post Alley. Pedestrian and local access will be maintained throughout the work. Working hours are weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm.

Starting Monday, November 4, crews will be performing geotechnical investigations under the viaduct between Pine and Lenora streets. The work is necessary to gather information about the soil as the design for the future Elliott Way connection over the BNSF railroad progresses. Work will occur weekdays between 7 am and 6 pm and last approximately two weeks. See the attached flyer for more information.

For questions about Seawall construction, send us an email at seawall@waterfrontseattle.org or call our 24-hour hotline at 206.618.8584.

Waterfront Seattle: Street + Transit Update

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On June 26, join the City of Seattle and our community partners for an interactive update on Alaskan Way design and options for waterfront transit. Building on more than two years of community input, the project team will share street design and local waterfront transit updates for community feedback. Please join us on Wednesday, June 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Washington State Convention Center, Room 3A. Event is free and open to the public. For additional information or to RVSP, visit waterfrontseattle.org, email info@waterfrontseattle.org or call 206-499-8040.

 

STREET + TRANSIT UPDATE (PDF)

Join us on Wednesday, June 26, for an interactive update on Alaskan Way design and options for waterfront transit.

Building on more than two years of community input gathered during conceptual design, the project team will share street design and local waterfront transit updates for community feedback. The event is free and open to all – see you there!

 

Street + Transit Update
Wednesday, June 26

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Washington State Convention Center

800 Convention Center, Room 3A

Event is free and open to the public.

Click here to RSVP.

Find directions here.

 

Questions or comments?

info@waterfrontseattle.org

206.499.8040

waterfrontseattle.org

 

HOSTED BY: City of Seattle’s Departments of Transportation, Planning & Development, and Parks & Recreation

 

For special accommodations, including interpretation, please contact info@waterfrontseattle.org or 206.499.8040.

Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may make a request for alternative formats through the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1.

Waterfront snapshot: Week ending Friday, January 4

Proposed Waterfront Beach in Pioneer Square

This update is courtesy of WSDOT’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program

Construction overview

  • No significant construction work occurred this week on the waterfront.
  • For a weekly update of the latest traffic closures, please visit our webpage.

Continuing and upcoming work

  • Crews continue to install underground monitoring equipment, which is a part of a comprehensive program, helps crews minimize ground movement and protect structures during tunneling. During the upcoming week, work in this program will occur:
    • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10: North curb parking and sidewalk closed on Columbia Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.
    • 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10: Sidewalk closures on Western Avenue between Marion and Madison streets.
    • 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9: South curb parking closed on Columbia Street between Western Avenue and Alaskan Way.
    • 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9: North lane closed on Marion Street between Post Alley and Alaskan Way.
    • 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9: Southbound left turn lane closed on Western Avenue between Marion and Madison streets.