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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.

What’s Happening Now?

In November 2013, we released our Stadium District Study recommendations and our Duwamish Industrial Lands Study recommendations and asked for public comments on both. Our recommendations from both studies were included in a set of proposed amendments to our Comprehensive Plan. In late 2013, City Council decided that both sets of our amendments needed more study, and deferred our proposed Duwamish Industrial Lands and Stadium District recommendations for review as part of the major Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan update. So action on both studies is currently on hold.

In 2016 the City Council will consider whether to incorporate the policy changes into the Comprehensive Plan as part of the Seattle 2035 process.

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. 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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