Another opportunity for public input on creating a waterfront
that will meet Seattles challenging future needs will
be provided during an open house on the City's draft Waterfront
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, 5-8 p.m.
Presentation begins at 6 p.m.
Seattle City Halls Bertha Landes Room
600 Fourth Ave. (entrance on Fifth Ave.)
City planners have been working for several
years to take advantage of a once-in-a-century opportunity
to recreate Seattle's Central Waterfront. The need for this
work has come about over the years, as the waterfront evolved
from a frontier wilderness to a major economic center, fueling
growth in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. In recent years
the Alaskan Way viaduct and the seawall along the central
waterfront have been damaged and weakened, thrusting the waterfront
towards yet another major milestone in its evolution.
Planning activities to date have focused on generating creative
ideas about what the future waterfront should be. The draft
Concept Plan being presented is based on principles for waterfront
planning adopted by the City Council.
These principles are the result of public forums and discussion
groups held in 2003, followed by the 22 visions for the Central
Waterfront developed at a Waterfront Visioning Charrette in
2004. Charrette participants are especially encouraged to
attend, to see how their work has been incorporated into the