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Initiative 123 would bring an elevated park on a brand new mile-long garden bridge to the waterfront from Pike Market to Century Link Field. The new single level, single column bridge for the elevated park would allow us to maintain the spectacular public view asset (currently worth $200M) that has been delivered from the viaduct for 60 years. A one block architecturally interesting section of the Alaskan Way Viaduct at the north end of the park would be seismically retrofitted and integrated into the design for the park gives a glimpse of the past and a story to tell. Initiative 123 makes a once in a 100 year gesture for the next generation and beyond with Alaskan Way Elevated Park – a 6-acre sustainable legacy for the future of Seattle that revitalizes the waterfront and reinvigorates downtown. Initiative 123 does not add more costs to the redevelopment of the waterfront. Strategic improvements to the status quo waterfront plan as well as elimination of redundancies achieves exponentially more for less.
Initiative 123 is great for people, great for business, and great for the environment; a win, win, win.
- I-123 is an upcoming ballot initiative dedicated to creating a truly world class waterfront for Seattle by integrating a mile long elevated park into the waterfront plan while universally improving usability and access.
- I-123 provides for better, more efficient public waterfront management via a Public Development Authority .
- I-123 sacrifices none of the features and necessities of the city’s current unimproved plan while creating a better waterfront for everyone.
- The time is right for I-123. Elevated parks are at the forefront of urban open spaces and delays in the unimproved plan have created an opportunity for a re-imagining of Seattle’s waterfront.
- The city’s unimproved waterfront plan attempts to mix commercial, transportation, and pedestrian space into an end product that doesn’t meet any of these users’ needs.
- An elevated park provides a safe, scenic, and practical open space while simultaneously preserving walkable commercial space and vital freight access along Alaskan Way.