We are currently asking for comments on what you want to see happen in Uptown. Please take a look at our Get Involved page to learn more about the status of Uptown's Urban Design Framework, fill out a comment form, and make an impact on the future of this neighborhood. It is still early in the process and your opinion can make a tremendous difference.
The Uptown Urban Center is defined by five distinct subareas: the Denny / Broad / Aurora triangle; the Queen Anne Avenue commercial area; the Mercer/Roy Corridor; the residential area to the west of Queen Anne Avenue; and Seattle Center with its connections to each of these areas. New infrastructure investments (The State Highway 99 tunnel exit, two way traffic on Mercer, known as Mercer West, and the Seattle Center Master Plan effort) offer opportunities to change the neighborhood by providing new connections to the rest of the City. These new connections could potentially bring new commercial and residential development, and advance the neighborhood's goals to create a vibrant urban neighborhood that is more walkable with healthy business and residential communities.
As Uptown grows, we want to encourage:
We will develop a collaborative vision of Uptown that describes how the physical development of the area can positively affect quality of life, recognizing the role that place-making and urban design play in creating a walkable, livable, healthy, and vibrant neighborhood.