Yesler Way and 3rd Ave Sidewalk Repairs

Updated: December 27, 2019

What’s happening now?

Our project team is coordinating the sidewalk project's scope and timing with the adjacent building, which is currently under renovation.

If you have comments on the project concepts, there are several ways to submit your feedback:

  • Send an email directly to the project email address.
  • Call 206-733-9361. When leaving a voicemail, be sure to state which project you're calling about and whether you'd like a return call from our team.
  • Review project concepts and submit your feedback via a comment form at participating libraries and community centers (click here to find a library or community center near you). Comment forms are available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Somali and Vietnamese.  To request comment forms in other languages or other reasonable accommodations or assistance, please contact us at: or 206-733-9361

The comment period will be open until January 31, 2020.

Project Overview

The project, located at the southwest corner of the Yesler Way and 3rd Ave S intersection, aims to repair the sidewalk surface above an areaway.


  • The concept funded by the Levy Oversight Committee includes repairing the sidewalk surface and replacing historic purple glass panels.


  • Improve mobility: Repairing the sidewalk surface improves mobility for pedestrians, especially those using wheelchairs and other mobility assistive devices
  • Preserve affordable housing: Fixing the sidewalk should address a drainage problem at an adjacent historic building that serves low-income residents
  • Enhance Pioneer Square's historic character: Several historic purple glass skylights embedded in the sidewalk are in poor condition. Repairing or replacing these will restore the historic appearance of the sidewalk


A map of the project area of the southwest corner of Yesler Way and 3rd Ave S


The NSF program runs on 3-year cycles to select, design, and build projects. The application phase for the 2019-2021 cycle opened October 2018 and projects will be constructed in 2021.

NSF timeline

Applications 2018
Community Prioritization and Voting 2019
Design 2020
Construction 2021

Project Background

In 2019, the Yesler Way and 3rd Avenue Sidewalk Repairs Project was one of 15 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Program.

Note: funds not used for this project will be returned to the NSF program budget.


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