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Belltown/Lower Queen Anne Waterfront Connections
Pro Parks Project Information


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Kit Loo
Seattle Department of Transportation

The Pro Parks funding was divided between two projects: a pedestrian overpass at Thomas Street; and a pedestrian overpass at the Olympic Sculpture Park.

Seattle Transportation is managing the Thomas Street overpass project. For more information please visit: West Thomas Street Overpass. Parks developed the Sculpture Park pedestrian overpass in cooperation with the Seattle Art Museum and the park developer.

The Pro Parks Levy provides $3,000,000 for Belltown/Lower Queen Anne waterfront connections.


The Pro Parks Levy funds waterfront connections at Belltown/Lower Queen Anne across the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad track. The Levy funding has been divided between the two pedestrian connections projects as follows:

Olympic Sculpture Park
$1,510,000 will fund a pedestrian crossing of Alaskan Way and the railroad tracks in the block between Broad and Eagle Streets in the proposed park. The City Council also allocated $579,000 from the Cumulative Reserve Funds for the connection.

Thomas Street
The remaining Pro Parks funds were included in the City Budget allocation of $2,929,108 for a pedestrian overpass at Thomas Street. In addition to Pro Parks funds, this amount included funding from Shoreline Park Improvement Funds and a small amount of funds from other sources.

Pedestrian crossing at Olympic Sculpture Park
Pedestrian crossing
at Olympic Sculpture Park
"Seattle Cloud Cover"
by Teresita Fernandez


Parks met with a community organizations in Belltown and Queen Anne during the summer of 2002 to discuss funding options for this project. More opportunities for input will be defined during SDOT implementation of the Thomas Street overpass.


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