- Pike and Pine should have a strong and distinct identity. The design choices in this project should reinforce their role as the primary east-west pedestrian streets in downtown.
- Pike and Pine should offer a generous, safe and continuous pedestrian experience from Capitol Hill to Pike Place Market and the waterfront.
- Pike and Pine should provide a vibrant stage for enjoying city life, whether for getting from place to place or for staying activities such as eating, drinking and people watching.
- Pike and Pine should be addressed as a whole – the uses and facades along the street are as important to success as the design of the public realm. Design enhancements should foster stewardship and activation by adjacent users, property owners and tenants. Pedestrian improvements should also complement elements of related corridor projects, such as transit and bicycle infrastructure.
Designing with the community
The process of designing pedestrian improvements for Pike and Pine began in late 2016 and will continue into mid-2019. To ensure the design is informed by community input, we will invite Seattle-area residents to a series of events, including public meetings and pop-up events, at public spaces along Pike and Pine. These events are free and open to all. See below for details on the first public meeting.
Additionally, in late 2016, we formed a project sounding board. Sounding board participants represent a broad constituency of Pike and Pine stakeholders – including property owners, residents, business owners, urban designers and community leaders – many of whom participated in the Pike Pine Renaissance Streetscape Design Vision in 2013. Visit the Related Documents section below to download materials from previous sounding board meetings.
This project will be developed in tandem with concurrent area efforts including One Center City, the Washington State Convention Center Addition, the Third Avenue Transit Corridor Improvements, the Center City Connector and the Center City Bike Network.
Project timeline and opportunities for public engagement
We anticipate reaching the first design milestone, concept design, in May 2017. The concept design will incorporate input gathered from the first public meeting and the sounding board. The community will have the opportunity to give input on the concept design at the second public meeting. The design team will then further develop the concept to intermediary milestones, 30 percent, 60 percent and 90 percent design. We anticipate developing a complete design plan (100 percent) in mid-2019. Public meetings, sounding board meetings and public pop-up events will be held throughout the process.
Project kick-off event
The Office of the Waterfront and DSA held a public open house to kick-off Act One of the Pike Pine Renaissance:
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5-7 PM
ACT Theatre, Bullitt Cabaret, 700 Union St.
At the public meeting, participants learned about the project, and shared their Pike and Pine experience, including how the use they area today and their vision for the future. Read the feedback summary of the January 17 open house below, in the Related Documents section. We will be updating this summary with public feedback from the interactive online open house in the coming weeks.
If you weren’t able to join us or have more feedback to give, please visit our online open house and share your thoughts. The interactive website is open for public feedback now through February 14.
Sounding board meeting materials:
- Sounding board meeting #1 - October 17, 2016
- Sounding board meeting #2 - November 29, 2016
- Sounding board meeting #3 - February 16, 2017