Partner Projects

About the projects

Many key partners are taking their own steps to reinvest in Seattle’s Waterfront. The Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects works closely with these key partner projects, as well as coordinating with the various private development projects underway.

  • Pike Place Market's MarketFront: In 2017, Pike Place Market grew for the first time with the new “MarketFront”, a waterfront-facing westward expansion of the Market featuring more small businesses, farmers, senior housing, public art, and a new neighborhood center. MarketFront will link directly to the new Overlook Walk and the Aquarium’s Ocean Pavilion to provide a critical new public connection to and from the waterfront, overcoming the city’s steep topography and avoiding street crossings.
  • Seattle Aquarium's Ocean Pavilion: Seattle Aquarium envisions that Seattle will be reconnected to the ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean through its new Ocean Pavilion – an investment that will help connect downtown, Pike Place Market and the waterfront as a gathering place for all. This major new exhibit will be an extension of the existing Seattle Aquarium on Piers 59 and 60. It will provide several critical public features such as a new public elevator and a publicly-accessible rooftop park that will connect to the City’s Overlook Walk next door.
  • Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock Project: Washington State Ferries (WSF) is replacing the aging and seismically vulnerable components of the Seattle Multimodal Terminal at Colman Dock in Seattle. The project is key to maintaining ferry service in the future and will dramatically expand amenities for passengers and provide a new dock for the King County Water Taxi. This facility is WSF’s largest ferry terminal and supports transportation across Puget Sound between downtown Seattle and communities in Kitsap County. The new ferry terminal and transit hub will be accessible from the new waterfront park promenade, Alaskan Way and Marion Street Bridge.