Lane and Street closures are listed below, but first we want to share with you that Seattle
Center is conducting a Strategic Parking Study to evaluate future parking needs
for Seattle Center
and the Uptown Urban Center to inform strategies and timing for redevelopment
of key parcels at the Center and future Urban Center planning.
will be useful in advancing the next phase of the Seattle Center Century 21
Master Plan, which calls for the revitalization of Memorial Stadium into additional
open space, a year round outdoor athletic/performance venue and potentially
The Parking Study will also provide parking information
and options useful in the analysis of redevelopment alternatives for various
Seattle Center parcels, primarily in the northeast quadrant of the campus, not
wholly anticipated when the Master Plan was completed. Redevelopment of some or
all of these parcels will allow significant progress toward realization of the
Master Plan, further connecting Seattle
Center to the adjacent neighborhoods and supporting the vitality of the
performing arts along Mercer
Street and a possible Uptown cultural district.
parking uses, supply, rates, and needs over the next 20 years at Seattle Center
and in the Uptown neighborhood to identify ways that will best accommodate
future growth and development.
* Look at
alternative scenarios, trends and emerging technology.
short-term ancillary needs including valet parking and bus and truck loading.
study analysis is to be used both to help plan future redevelopment of key
parcels and for the Seattle Office of Community Planning and Development’s Uptown
Impact Statement (EIS).
of the study area will closely match those of the Uptown Rezone Study Area.
Parking Study got underway in July 2015 and will run through mid-2016.
project aligns with key milestones for the Uptown Rezone EIS, which is
launching this fall.
consultant, Transpo Group, with expertise in parking analysis/management,
rate/pricing structures and general transportation planning began to work with a
City team in the fall.
Scoping for the Parking Study coincides with the Uptown
Rezone EIS scoping.
compilation and scenario building are in process.
* A Draft
Report of the Parking Study (analysis/scenarios/data) is anticipated in mid-2016.
* A Final
Report is anticipated in 2nd quarter of 2016.
* Maps with
data summaries of off-street and on-street parking
of user/stakeholder surveys
of multiple area development scenarios (including three Uptown Rezone EIS
of data, policy issues and emerging technology and trends
Upcoming Lane and Road Closures:
Through mid-March 24/7: north
and southbound lane closures on Aurora Ave. N. between the Aurora Bridge and
Highland Dr. during installation of foundations for overhead traffic signs. An
additional lane will be closed at night and on some weekends, TBA.
Feb. 12 at 11pm to Saturday, Feb. 13 at 5am: There will be a full closure of SR
520 in both directions between Montlake Blvd and 92nd Ave NE.
Friday, Feb. 19 at 11pm to Monday, Feb. 22 at 5am: The eastbound I-90 mainline will be closed and traffic will be diverted to the center roadway between Seattle and Bellevue.
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 6am to Sunday, Feb. 28 at
6pm: WSDOT maintenance crews will close both
directions of Montlake Blvd E across the Montlake Bridge to replace sections of
the bridge’s aging grid deck. The westbound SR 520 off-ramp to Montlake Blvd E
will also be closed. Bicyclists and pedestrians, but not vehicles, will have
access across the Montlake Bridge.
SR-99 Tunnel opens to traffic: 6th Ave N is closed
between Thomas and Republican streets. Harrison St. is closed between Aurora
Ave. N and Broad St. Republican St. is closed between Aurora Ave. N and 6th Ave
Elliott Bay Seawall Project: Seawall construction has moved to Pine and Pike streets. Impacts include: removal of on-street parking and trees Virginia and Pike streets; removal of the sidewalk on the west side of the street; installation of a water treatment facility at Virginia St. and Alaska Way.