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
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!
Vote NO on Initiative 976 Friend, Lid I-5 is making great progress. After years of hearing the idea is too “pie in the sky”, Seattle’s support for lidding I-5 has never been higher. People understand the need for a more connected, sustainable, and equitable city and how lidding the freeway will support our robust population … More Vote No on I-976 to Help Lid Interstate 5
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
July 17: Lid I-5 Community Open House The campaign to reconnect Seattle is moving forward and achieving results. You are invited to our 2019 Community Open House to see 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 … More Your Voice Matters: Lidding I-5 and SR-520
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. … More July 17: Join the Lid I-5 Community Open House
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
Walk the Freeway: Tours on May 23 & 25 Back by popular demand, Lid I-5 invites you to experience the dreadful freeway canyon firsthand and hear the latest on the City of Seattle feasibility study. You’ll see how Seattle’s unique topography may influence lid design, and you’ll learn about our existing lid spaces at Freeway … More More walking tours and a WSDOT update
Action Alert! Planning for the Future of I-5 Friend, Lidding I-5 is definitely in Seattle’s future – we know it’s a matter of timing and public support. We also need to think long term about the I-5 freeway itself. The Washington Legislature is now debating funds for an Interstate 5 scenario planning project throughout the … More Action Alert! Support Planning for I-5
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!