The Past and Future of Freeway Park and a Note on I-976

In this newsletter: Join us at the public celebration of life for civic leader Jim Ellis on December 8. Help shape the future of Freeway Park and see the exciting design concepts for capital improvements. We have a statement on the passage of Initiative 976, which will devastate transportation funding across the state. The City’s … More The Past and Future of Freeway Park and a Note on I-976

Call to Action: Support the Downtown Street Network Study!

Friend, We have these important action items and updates for you. Learn more below. The City has identified a Downtown Street Network Study as the next step to support lidding I-5, but it is currently unfunded. CLICK HERE to easily send a message of support. The election is Tuesday! Please pay close attention to Initiative … More Call to Action: Support the Downtown Street Network Study!

Exciting Progress: Lidding I-5 is Technically Feasible

Feasibility Study Update Friend, At the feasibility meeting on August 22, we heard good news: It’s technically (structurally) feasible to span I-5 and build lids to support a variety of uses, from parks to large buildings. This is still a draft stage of the analysis based on planning assumptions, but this is an important finding … More Exciting Progress: Lidding I-5 is Technically Feasible

Join us at upcoming events! Freeway Park June 15, Open House July 17

Tomorrow: Feasibility Study Committee On Tuesday the OPCD Lid Feasibility Study Committee meets for the second time. The public is welcome, and comments are taken toward the end of the meeting. We’ll hear an update on the consultant team’s progress and work plan, help establish guiding principles, and discuss assumptions moving forward. Tuesday, June 11 … More Join us at upcoming events! Freeway Park June 15, Open House July 17

Feasibility Study Consultant Team Awarded!

Feasibility Study Consultant Team Awarded Last week the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) selected a consultant team for the I-5 lid feasibility study. This is a momentous occasion in Seattle history. A half-century of freeway noise and pollution, enormous urban growth, shrinking public land supply, and years of community work by the … More Feasibility Study Consultant Team Awarded!