Waterfront Seattle capitalizes on the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and the rebuilding of the Elliott Bay Seawall to enhance Seattle’s shoreline with new public spaces that invite all communities and cultures to enjoy a “Waterfront for All.”

Extending 26-blocks, these spaces will be a commons for a range of cultural, recreational, and educational activities. With gardens that bio-filtrate stormwater, and working in conjunction with the new salmon-friendly seawall, the project promotes a sustainable, bio-diverse nearshore ecology. Reachable by bike, ferry, transit, automobile and foot, Seattle’s future waterfront will be one of the most accessible places in the city—physically and psychically reconnecting people to the scenic working waterfront and surrounding mountains. Waterfront Seattle is a public benefit partnership between Friends of Waterfront Seattle and the City of Seattle.

Project Details

Infrastructure Type Waterfront / Waterway
Status In Construction
Opening 2022
Size 20 acres
Design Team James Corner Field Operations, Miller Hull (Pike Place MarketFront expansion), LMN & Mithun (Seattle Aquarium expansion), Mithun

Managed by Friends of Waterfront Seattle in partnership with the City of Seattle

Project Leader Thatcher Bailey

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