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!
Happy Hour & Fundraiser on Thursday You might not know that Lid I-5 operates with a dedicated volunteer team, and we rely on generous donations to support our advocacy work. Everything from flyer printing and venue rentals to professional support need to be sustained for the coming years. You’ve attended public events, shared good news, … More Thursday Happy Hour + Campaign Endorsement!
Support Lid I-5 on November 8 You might not know: Lid I-5 operates with a dedicated volunteer team, and we rely on your generous donations to support our work. Everything from flyer printing and IT equipment to venue rentals and professional consultation need to be sustained for the coming years. We hope you can join … More Join Our November 8 Happy Hour & Fundraiser!
Concluding the Collaborative The 2018 Central Hills Triangle Collaborative (CHTC) wrapped up last week with over 250 people attending the final presentations. We saw bold concepts from the stalwart design teams and heard inspiring words from local luminaries. Thanks for joining us and making the event a blast! Couldn’t make it in person? Check out … More See What Lidding I-5 Might Look Like!
On Monday the full Seattle City Council voted unanimously to initiate the feasibility study for lidding the I-5 freeway. This is a historic moment for Seattle, on par with catalytic decisions like rebuilding our central waterfront, hosting the 1962 World’s Fair, and saving Pike Place Market. Years from now we will look back at Monday’s … More City Council Approves Lid I-5 Feasibility Study!
Friend, More than two years after our first presentation to City Council we’re going back on Wednesday. This time we need your help to move the Lid I-5 vision forward. The Sustainability & Transportation Committee wants to hear from you about public benefits of the Convention Center expansion. The key component we’ve secured is $1.5 … More Support Lidding I-5 at City Council!
Collab #1 is March 15 The Central Hills Triangle Collaborative (CHTC) is moving along. You’re invited to be a part of this historic conversation. Join the first design presentation on Thursday, March 15, at Optimism Brewing. The event runs 6:00 PM – 9:00 and you can drop by any time. Click here to RSVP, and … More The Conversation Continues on March 15
Collaborative Kickoff – Recap and What’s Next We rang in the new year with a bang on Sunday morning, kicking off the Central Hills Triangle Collaborative with a major charrette. Over 70 people – a mix of professional designers and community advocates – worked to develop early concepts for lid designs in central Seattle. We … More Great Ideas at the Collaborative Kickoff