Long has it been a quandary of tourists and Seattleites alike...how do I easily get from Pike Place Market to the Seattle Waterfront and vice versa? Ongoing plans to finally connect the two continue to roll out thanks to new renderings that showcase a connection to a proposed waterfront park that would cost between $60-$68M.
Via Seattle Times, we learn that Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance, as it's being called, will be built on a city-owned parking lot along Western Avenue just south of Victor Steinbrueck Park.
Notables features of the connection may include...
· 30,000 square feet of new public view terraces.
· Commercial space for local food producers.
· Restaurant space with outdoor seating.
· Market day stalls.
· Pedestrian walkway to and from waterfront.
· Glass canopies covering outdoor walkways & vendors.
Based on the renderings, it seems like everyone involved is hoping for a brewpub to move in and for a lot of young people with backpacks to hang out nearby.
First things first, the Alaskan Way Viaduct needs to be officially removed in order for the project to get underway. Construction could start as early as next year.
· Pike Place Market plans focus on link to proposed waterfront park [Seattle Times]
· Pike Place Market Waterfront Connection Moving Closer To Approval [Curbed Seattle]