Seattle Center Arena

Review Status

On May 2, 2019, we reviewed the design development (90% design) for the Seattle Center Arena Development. This was our fifth review of the project. At this meeting we approved the design development phase with several conditions and recommendations.

Project Description

The project team is proposing to redevelop the existing arena located within Seattle Center for existing and future professional sports team, other sporting events, concerts, and shows.  The redevelopment site includes the area surrounding the existing arena as well as the block bounded by 1st Ave N, Thomas St, Warren Ave, and John St. The existing arena, which is a designated landmark, will be expanded below grade to increase overall seating capacity.  The loading area along Thomas St. will be redeveloped into an atrium and pedestrian plaza with parking and loading services located below grade.

May 2, 2019

June 21, 2018

May 3, 2018

January 18, 2018

October 5, 2017

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Since mid-March 2020 we have transitioned to an online meeting format.  Our meetings are being held in a manner that reflects guidance from the AG office that authorizes online meetings during the term of Governor's Proclamation 20-28

For information on how to access an online meeting, please click on our calendar and select the project meeting you would like to attend.

We hold our meetings on the first and third Thursdays of every month in the Boards and Commissions Room, located on lower level 2 (L2) of Seattle City Hall at 600 4th Ave. Our meetings generally begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Please click here to see the agenda of upcoming meetings. We post our agenda approximately 7 days prior to the meeting. If you are interested in an upcoming meeting, contact us at (206) 615-1349 or at  SDC_Administration@seattle.gov.

Make a Comment

For information on how to provide public comment for a specific project that we are reviewing, please click on our calendar and select the project meeting you would like to attend. If you would like to submit a written comment for a specific project please send us an email at SDC_Administration@seattle.gov at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting. 

When you attend a SDC meeting, we provide a time for members of the public to comment. We ask people to sign up when they attend a meeting - we use a sign in sheet to keep track of attendance and to see who wants to speak. We also use this sheet to send notice of future meetings on the project you came to follow. We generally limit comments to two minutes per person. When there are larger groups of people who want to speak on the same topic, we ask that the group appoint a spokesperson to speak for the group. We give groups up to five minutes for public comment. It is helpful to also submit your comment prior to the SDC meeting.  This will allow more time for the commission to consider your comment.  See below for more information.

Do you want to submit a written comment? Submit your written comments by emailing:  SDC_Administration@seattle.gov; Please be sure to include the name of the project in the subject line. Please submit your comments prior to the day of the project review.  This will allow more time for the commission to consider your comment.