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!
Friend, Are you ready for an exciting 2019? There are many chances to get involved with Lid I-5 this week and next month! We are working on multiple fronts to advance the vision for a more connected and stronger Seattle. Check out an open house at City Hall, join us for an outdoor walking tour, … More Join Lid I-5 at Upcoming Events!
DSA to Feature the Lid I-5 Campaign Penn’s Landing rendering by Hargreaves Associates Lidding I-5 is a hot topic around town – amid booming population growth, who doesn’t want more acres of usable public land that also reconnects our communities and addresses pollution? Our Co-Chair Scott Bonjukian recently discussed this with the podcast Talk to … More Lidding I-5 is the Talk of the Town
Parallels: Lid I-5 and the Viaduct The past week marked a historic moment in Seattle history: The Alaskan Way Viaduct was finally closed to vehicle traffic. The towering concrete highway overpowered the Seattle waterfront with its bulk and noise for decades – the newfound calm is stunning, and a welcome step in reclaiming the historic … More The Viaduct and Lidding I-5
Lid Feasibility Study RFP Published It’s official: The City of Seattle is now accepting proposals for consulting firms to research and study how lidding I-5 in central Seattle can happen. See the official posting on the City website. Lid feasibility study area (graphic by City of Seattle). The study area is proximate to the public … More Request for Lid Study Proposals Released!
Thank You for Giving Big Friends, A big thank you from all of us at Lid I-5 to recent donors. This week we inspired $1,300 in donations and unlocked an additional $1,000 match from the Seattle Parks Foundation. In addition, we hosted over 160 people at the energetic Big Ideas fundraiser in early November. Donations … More Fundraising Results + New Concept Drawings!