Bell Street First to Elliott

Review Status

On March 16, 2023 the Seattle Design Commission completed our first review of the project. We provided recommendations on the pre-concept design. We anticipate reviewing the project again at Schematic Design.  

Project Description

The Seattle Office of the Waterfront is proposing to improve Bell Street from Elliott Ave to First Ave. The segment of Bell Street between 1st Ave and Elliott Ave, will become a one-way road, eastbound between Elliott and Western avenues, and westbound between Western and 1st Avenues. There will be a signalized intersection at Western Ave and Bell St for traffic going to or coming from the new Elliott Way. There will also be stop signs located at the intersection for vehicles traveling on Bell St. The reconfiguration will allow for a series of improvements that features the repurposing of a former sign bridge on the Hwy 99 viaduct that was located near the project site. Other improvements include bike lanes, widened sidewalks, seating areas, furnishings, and enhanced plantings.

Seattle Design Commission

Address: 600 4th Avenue, 5th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98124
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 94788, Seattle, WA, 98124-7088
Phone: (206) 684-0435

The Seattle Design Commission advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on the design of capital improvements and other projects and policies that shape Seattle's public realm.