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Waterfront scale model finds temporary home at aquarium

The scale model of the waterfront is now on display at the Seattle Aquarium, just past the starfish touch tanks and jelly fish tunnel. Although you can’t physically touch the miniature city area, you can see in detail the conceptual design for the future waterfront. The project area for Waterfront… [ Keep reading ]

Bertha Gets a Visit from SR 99 Tunnel Project Leaders

Just before the holidays in December, Washington State Department of Transporatation (WSDOT) and Seattle Tunnel Partners representatives working on the SR 99 Tunnel Project traveled to Osaka, Japan to view testing of “Bertha,” the tunnel boring machine that will be used to bore the tunnel that will replace the waterfront… [ Keep reading ]

Big Turn-out for Broadway Extension Open House

The City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has secured funding to review and design an extension of the First Hill Streetcar Line into the Broadway Business District. This project would extend the line into Broadway’s retail core. On December 13, 2012, SDOT hosted an open house to introduce the… [ Keep reading ]

What’s Happening, Bertha!

Earlier this month, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Bertha as the new name for the SR99 tunnel boring machine. She was named after Seattle’s Mayor Bertha Knight Landes, the first woman to lead a major American city (served from 1926 to 1928). The name was chosen by… [ Keep reading ]

South Park Bridge Construction Progresses

Construction crews continue with the demolition of the south half of the old bridge.  If you have been down in the area, you probably noticed the distinctive brick control tower has been removed. Demolition will continue with the removal of the bridge deck on the top of the south bascule… [ Keep reading ]

Come Learn More About the Broadway Streetcar Extension on Dec 13

The City of Seattle has secured funding to plan and design the First Hill Streetcar line’s Broadway Extension. This project would extend the line into Broadway’s retail core. Join us for an Open House to view preliminary concepts of the extended route, meet with the project’s designers and planners, and… [ Keep reading ]

Learn about the Elliott Bay Seawall Project Draft EIS, Provide Your Input

The Seattle Department of Transportation has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Elliott Bay Seawall Project. As you may be aware, the seawall that supports Seattle’s waterfront was built between 1911 and 1936 and has deteriorated significantly since its construction. The Draft EIS provides detailed information about… [ Keep reading ]

Elliott Bay Seawall Project Reaches Major Milestone: Draft Environmental Impact Statement Released

It’s been a busy two weeks for the Elliott Bay Seawall Project – on November 6, voters approved $290 million dollars to fund the critical first phase of the project, on November 9, SDOT selected Mortenson/Manson as the general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM) for the project, and on November 13, SDOT… [ Keep reading ]

Elliott Bay Seawall Project Moves Ahead

The past week has been very exciting and busy for the Elliott Bay Seawall Project team, reaching major milestones for the project, including the voter-approved $290 million ballot measure, the selection of a General Contractor/Construction Manager (GC/CM), and yesterday’s release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Ballot measure passes and Mortenson/Manson Selected… [ Keep reading ]

A Light Experiment for Habitat Enhancement

SDOT crews are working to install three “light penetrating surfaces” as a pilot study for the future waterfront at Pier 62/63. Beginning the week of October 22, SDOT began installations to study how steel grating, glass planks, and a light tube will allow light to pass the pier to the… [ Keep reading ]