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What changes would you like to see on Bell St? Learn more and share your thoughts.

An artist’s drawing of early design concepts for Bell St improvements between 1st and Elliott avenues.  


Quick link: Visit the Bell Street project online open house to learn more about early design concepts and share your thoughts!  

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Our partners at Waterfront Seattle are moving forward on the design process for the Bell Street project with two early design concepts. This project focuses on Bell St, from 1st Ave to Elliott Ave, and includes opportunities to enhance public space, bike facilities, and pedestrian connections between Belltown and the waterfront.  

Thanks to the over 500 people who responded to a survey earlier this year, early design concepts were developed based on the feedback received. Some of the key takeaways from the public engagement include a desire from the community to: 

  • Prioritize pedestrians and bicyclists on this stretch of Bell St. 
  • Create a safe, clean, and enjoyable space for people to gather and linger, that isn’t difficult to maintain.  
  • Make an accessible and clear pathway for residents and tourists to travel between Belltown and the waterfront using signs and visual elements that draw people to the area.  

You can read the full feedback summary here

Waterfront Seattle is hosting an online open house available through March 19 where you can learn more about the two concepts and weigh in on which elements you are drawn to.   

In addition to the online open house, the Waterfront Seattle team will be presenting similar information to the Belltown Community Council at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, March 8, on the 2nd floor of Antioch University (2400 3rd Ave #200, Seattle, WA 98121). The meeting is also accessible via Zoom. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join the meeting.