A Step Forward for Elliott Bay Seawall Project

The Elliott Bay Seawall Project will replace Seattle’s deteriorating seawall with a structure that meets current safety and design standards.

On Tuesday, Mayor Mike McGinn signed the legislation, passed by Seattle City Council on July 9, which approves putting a bond measure before the voters on the November 6, 2012 ballot.  The bond would pay costs related to the design, construction, renovation, improvement and replacement of the Alaskan Way Seawall and associated public infrastructure. This 30-year property tax, totaling $290 million, would fund replacing the seawall from Washington to Virginia streets, as well as, rebuilding Piers 58 (Waterfront Park) and 62/63.

For more information about the Elliott Bay Seawall Project visit: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/seawall.htm

Watch the video of Mayor Mike McGinn signing the legislation to put a seawall funding package before voters this fall: