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Waterfront Seattle receives recognition from the American Planning Association for excellence in planning!

The project has been awarded the National Planning Achievement Award for Urban Design for the Waterfront Seattle Concept Design and Framework Plan. 

Developed through extensive public engagement over the past two years, this plan establishes the City’s vision for creating more than 26 city blocks of new public space with the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and reconnecting central Seattle to Elliott Bay. More information on the award is available at

You can also check out a summary of the conceptual design on our website.

Well-known for its former life as a performance pier that brought together people, music and sunsets over Elliott Bay, Pier 62/63 will be a primary public space on the waterfront.