Since 1966, Seattle has allowed greater development rights for downtown projects that include spaces open to the public, such as plazas, arcades, atriums, hillclimbs, and green streets. These spaces, which are allowed by specific rules in the Seattle Land Use Code, are located in Seattle's Center City.
As a member of the public, you can use and enjoy each privately owned open spaces. To help you identify privately owned public spaces, we have developed a logo which is posted on site. These sites are mapped below, or you can download a PDF list of locations.
There are 26 privately owned public spaces in Seattle's Center City.