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
Happy new year! We’re excited to be back after the holidays, and expect to make even more progress in 2018. Here’s a few ways for you to get involved as we advance the vision for a more connected and sustainable Seattle. Central Hills Triangle Collaborative – Join the Tours and Charrette Funded by a $48,000 … More Join Lid I-5 for a Year of Creativity and Progress
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!