City Hall Park and Vicinity

Updated: June 24, 2021

Summer 2021

The City Hall Park and Vicinity study builds from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Public Life Action Plan. The design study includes a collection of public spaces in Pioneer Square, including City Hall Park (downtown Seattle's second largest green space), Prefontaine Place (a key entrance to the Sound Transit Pioneer Square light rail station), and portion of 3rd Avenue.

This design study will be in collaboration with the Pioneer Square NE Framework Plan and will include a series of public outreach events in 2021 for feedback. The study includes 2 phases. Phase 1 will be implemented and is funded from REET for $200,000 and King County Levy funding for $164,000. Phase 2 is a visioning study that is funded through design development. 

In late June 2021, Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) hosted a design charrette for the project. The charrette brought together community groups and design team to discuss big vision ideas with other agencies that are currently working on projects around City Hall Park, Prefontaine Place, Fortson Square, and surrounding streets. The project is a continuation of the Yesler Crescent Public Life Action Plan and is in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square's NE Framework plan. Attendees included SPR, SDOT, the Alliance for Pioneer Square, OPCD, Chief Seattle Club, Berger Partnership, SVR/MIG, Third Place Design Coop and Broadview planning. SPR will fold this high-level collaboration into our design process as we engage in outreach in late summer/early fall 2021.

Schedule

Planning & Design: 2020 - 2021

Implementation of Phase 1: 2021-2022