Big improvements are coming to Freeway Park, Seattle’s first freeway lid and Downtown’s largest park. Your input will help the Seattle Parks & Recreation design team prioritize improvements and restore the park to its original beauty and design intent. Visit the open house at this link anytime between now and August 5: freewaypark.infocommunity.org You can … More Open House: Shape Freeway Park’s Future!
Hello! We hope you and your family are safe and healthy. We know there are so many urgent issues demanding your attention as we navigate this crisis, but take solace in knowing that we continue to plan long-term for better days ahead. In today’s newsletter: Councilmembers Strauss and Lewis endorse Lid I-5. Take a student … More Announcing Council Endorsements, UW Student Survey, and New I-5 Bridges
Lid I-5 Continues Our Work Like everyone else in the Seattle community, Lid I-5 has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and public authorities’ guidance to stay at home. We have postponed our public events and in-person political advocacy, but we want you to know we’re still working behind the scenes to advance the campaign. … More Lid I-5 Makes New Hire and Moves Forward
Job Opening: Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator The Lid I-5 campaign is taking major steps forward to reach our goals – and we need to shift into a higher gear with paid help! Thanks to generous donors, we are hiring for a part-time administrative position to help expand our reach and build the campaign’s momentum. … More Lid I-5 Is Hiring!
In this newsletter: Call to action: Support the Transportation for All bill in the state legislature. Updates on the lid feasibility study and next steps. Recent media coverage of the Lid I-5 campaign from The Stranger and KING 5. The Montlake Lid is starting construction. Also: Join us at the DSA State of Downtown event … More Construction Begins on Montlake Lid + Legislative Updates
Friend, After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’ve arriving at Giving Tuesday. If you’re ready to make a gift right away today, visit our official donation page now! Our fiscal sponsor, Seattle Parks Foundation, will also contribute $100 for each of the first seven new donors to Lid I-5. If you’re not ready or need … More Giving Tuesday and Lid I-5 – Make A Difference!
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