Friends, The Lid I-5 team is proud to announce a major campaign milestone: the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) has agreed to fully fund the lid feasibility study! The WSCC will pay the City of Seattle $1.5 million, the full amount requested, as a public benefit associated with the Convention Center’s major expansion project in … More MAJOR NEWS: Convention Center Agrees to Fund Lid I-5 Study, City Awards Grant
Friends, The U District / Wallingford charrette was a resounding success! As part of the Seattle Design Festival, dozens of community members volunteered their time and expertise towards envisioning what freeway lids could look like on this northern stretch of Interstate 5. From parks and green streets to housing and public art, we saw it … More U District / Wallingford Charrette Recap
Have you been looking for a way to get directly involved with the Lid I-5 movement? Now is your chance! Join us on Saturday, September 16, for a design charrette focused on the segment of Interstate 5 dividing Wallingford and the University District. At this free public event we’ll build a vision for reconnecting these … More Let’s Redesign the U District / Wallingford Scar, September 16
Lidding I-5 to cut off the sights and sounds of freeway traffic, while also creating new public land out of a thin air, is a big idea that will take sustained effort to realize. Fortunately, there also are a number of concurrent efforts addressing the freeway’s impact in the short term that you should know … More Community Solutions for the I-5 Scar
Friends, Mark your calendars! Lid I-5 is on the move, and our next stop is the vibrant and densely populated neighborhoods of Wallingford and the University District. Join us on Saturday, September 16 to help envision a reconnection between communities that have been divided for over 50 years. Here are the details: Saturday, September 16 … More September 16: U District / Wallingford Charrette!
Thanks so much to those who joined us at the first Lid I-5 Community Open House on Tuesday! It was wonderful to see so much support for the campaign and feel the energy around reconnecting our most populous and vibrant neighborhoods. Couldn’t attend or want to share the presentation? Visit our library page to view … More Here’s What Happened at the Community Open House
The first Lid I-5 Community Open House is next week! You, your colleagues, and your neighbors are all invited to visit and learn more about this grassroots campaign to build a better city. Details: Tuesday, June 27 6:00 PM – 7:30 The Cloud Room at Chophouse Row (1424 11th Avenue, 4th floor) If you’re on … More Join The Movement at the June 27 Open House!
This week brings many important campaign updates! Funding Proposed Your letters, participation, and support are paying off: Last week we confirmed the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC), as part of their facility expansion, has proposed $250,000 for the Lid I-5 Feasibility Study! This is a major campaign milestone and we gratefully welcome their support. In … More Major Lid I-5 Updates + June 27 Open House!
Through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG campaign, we can report we raised just over $10,000 this week, including matches! We are highly appreciative of your support for this important volunteer effort, and your gifts will help us continue building a citywide coalition, engaging elected leaders, and developing a community vision. For an example of what your … More Visionary Ideas at the Freeway Park Charrette
We’re excited to announce three big endorsements of the Lid I-5 campaign by elected leaders! These are incredible milestones which validate our vision for a more connected, sustainable, and equitable Seattle. Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw represents District 7 and the west side of Interstate 5 in Downtown and South Lake Union. In a blog … More Announcing Big Endorsements for Lid I-5!