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Stadium District Study

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Working to create a stronger, more vibrant, and user-friendly stadium district, while recognizing the importance of preserving industry in the Duwamish industrial area.
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What’s Happening Now?

In November we released our Stadium District Study recommendations and our Duwamish Industrial Lands Study recommendations and asked for public comments on both. We are currently reviewing and considering those comments. Recommendations from the Stadium District Study and the Duwamish Industrial Lands Study are  included in a set of proposed amendments to our Comprehensive Plan.

In early 2014 the City Council will consider whether to make policy changes to the Comprehensive Plan based on our recommendations and your feedback. Although the formal comment period is over, we still want to hear from you about our study. Please take this short survey about the Stadium District Study, or email geoffrey.wentlandt@seattle.gov to provide your input.

Aerial image with boudaries of our stadium district study.

The Stadium District Study recommends setting up a new Stadium District neighborhood that will focus on sports and entertainment and related business and industries including hotels, which are not currently allowed by the zoning rules. In order to make sure the recommended Stadium District thrives, we encourage building housing on key sites right next to Pioneer Square and the Chinatown / International District. We expect that offices and more industrial businesses will be a part of the Stadium District too. We also recommend improvements to open spaces and sidewalks such as an Occidental Avenue Promenade near the stadiums.

Project Goals

Our goals include:

  • Creating a stronger, more vibrant stadium district
  • Preserving industry in the Duwamish manufacturing industrial center
  • Improving pedestrian, bicycle, and transit connections to and from stadiums
  • Strengthening beneficial relationships with Pioneer Square, International District / Chinatown and other neighborhoods
  • Capitalizing on sustainability opportunities among stadiums

The End Result

Some potential project outcomes include:

  • Reviewing Comprehensive Plan policies for the area
  • Modifying zoning and land use regulations
  • Creating design plans for streetscapes
  • Building ongoing partnerships in the stadium district
  • Coordinating future improvements with design of ongoing projects

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