July 17: Join the Lid I-5 Community Open House

July 17: Lid I-5 Community Open House

Lid I-5’s campaign to reconnect Seattle is moving forward and achieving results. Attend our 2019 Community Open House and find out why the idea of lidding I-5 is getting so much traction – not just with the public but also all levels of city, county and state government. Join us to hear project updates, meet fellow supporters, and be inspired for the future of Seattle. The event is an open house format. Doors open at 5:30 PM and a brief program begins at 6:00.

Wednesday, July 17
5:30 PM – 8:00
The Summit, 420 E Pike Street, Seattle

Please register online (free) so we can plan ahead. You can also share the Facebook event. Food from Homegrown (including veggie options), light refreshments, and a cash bar will be available.

The program will include an update from the Lid I-5 team, from OPCD and their feasibility study consultants, and remarks from Seattle City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw and Abel Pacheco. You won’t want to miss it!

Freeway Park is Blooming!

Thanks to our friends at Freeway Park Association for hosting us at the annual Freeway Park in Bloom festivities. The park is looking beautiful as summer arrives, the fountains are on, and people stop for a moment of respite.

We talked to many folks about the vision for expanding the park and received a lot of positive feedback. It’s always fun reaching out directly to our community this way, and we often have great discussions about people’s real needs for civic amenities and mitigating the noise of the freeway. Check out a photo of our team in action below.

We’re also engaged with Seattle Parks and Recreation as they embark on Freeway Park capital improvement plan, with funding from the Convention Center – learn more about that here.

Photos courtesy of Freeway Park Association.

Save the dates! We hope to see you again at Freeway Park’s Fountain Festival on Saturday, July 27, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Plans are also in the works for the Seattle Design Festival on Saturday, August 17.

Feasibility Study Progress

Last month the OPCD Lid Feasibility Study Committee met for the second time. We heard an update on preliminary engineering findings, the work plan and assumptions going forward, and provided feedback on the study’s guiding principles. The consultant team appears to be making solid progress and are headed in the right direction. The committee’s next meeting, open to the public, is:
Thursday, August 22
2:00 PM – 5:00
Seattle City Hall, Room L2-80, 600 4th Avenue