Today the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD) released for public comment a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan Update. This a major milestone towards an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan which plots a 20-year vision and roadmap for Seattle’s future growth and livability. The Draft EIS provides detailed information on various growth alternatives, their potential impacts to the environment, and proposed mitigation strategies. The City wants your voice to be heard as we refine strategies for accommodating growth for the benefit of all. [Read more…]
Join Waterfront Seattle March 5-9 to learn about all things waterfront! This series of events will reveal the newest design progress, share an insider’s look at how to build a seawall and start a conversation about opportunities for art, design and play on the waterfront and beyond. Here’s a snapshot of upcoming events:
Wednesday, March 5
Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion
Presentation on the latest waterfront design with James Corner, plus food and activities!
Art, Design and Play: Liane Lefaivre
Friday, March 7
Seattle Art Museum, Plestcheeff Auditorium
Vienna-based architectural historian Liane Lefaivre will discuss play as a design tool for architects, city planners and public artists.
Art, Design and Play: Ideas from around the world
Saturday, March 8
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Seattle City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room
Visionary designers, artists and historians from across the globe will present and discuss the past, present and future of play in art and design.
Sunday, March 9
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pike Street Hillclimb, across the street from the Seattle Aquarium
Get an insider’s look at how to build a seawall. Participate in family-friendly activities and be part of the time capsule!
Waterfront Seattle is a partnership between the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Department of Planning and Development and Seattle Parks and Recreation. The Waterfront Program replaces the Elliott Bay Seawall, takes down the Alaskan Way Viaduct and designs and constructs the Waterfront Seattle Core Projects. The Core Projects include a new pedestrian promenade, a two-way bicycle track, a new Alaskan Way that accommodates all modes of travel, two rebuilt public piers, new parks and paths and new pedestrian connections between the downtown core and waterfront.
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