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Future Macy's block on Third Avenue.

Future Macy’s block on Third Avenue.


Third Avenue Design Open House

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Benaroya Hall, Boeing Company Gallery (access along Third Avenue, south of Union Street)

Please join SDOT and King County Metro on September 24 for an open house to learn about a new streetscape vision to organize, humanize, and energize Third Avenue in downtown Seattle.  Everyone who attends will have the opportunity to comment on a 10% streetscape design for Third Avenue between Stewart and University Streets.  Community input will be used to further refine concepts that will be help SDOT design and construct improvements for the federally and locally funded Third Avenue Transit Corridor Improvements project, jointly sponsored by City of Seattle and Metropolitan King County.

Third Avenue plays a critical role in the function and perception of downtown Seattle. It is the city’s and region’s most heavily used transit corridor, generating over 42,000 transit boardings each day. In addition, thousands of people walk and ride bikes through the corridor on a daily basis – visitors, workers, shoppers and residents.

The Third Avenue Design Open House is another milestone of the Center City Initiative ( which has goals to:

  • Create a street environment where all people feel safe
  • Sustain a vibrant and inviting public realm
  • Support thriving business and residential neighborhoods downtown
  • Provide outreach, health and human services to people in need
  • Provide many attractive options for traveling around downtown

We look forward to seeing you and hearing your thoughts about how to make Third Avenue an even better place to visit, live, work, play, and shop.