PIKE PLACE MARKET WATERFRONT ENTRANCE
Presentation from June 12 Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance Meeting
PDA staff and our architect, Miller Hull Partnership, preented the latest schematic design and development work for the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance. View here
Public Disclosure Process and Analysis
The PDA Charter requires public disclosure and a review process for actions that may have a substantial effect on Market merchants, tenants, residents and others in the Market community, and this includes projects like the construction that is being planned as part of the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance development and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) parking mitigation.
The process requires that a 45-day community notification prior to votes taken by the PDA Council, an anlaysis of possible impact to the community at least 31 days in advance, and that we compile and respond to public comments.
The written analysis has been completed and includes exhibits about the development and our agreements with the City of Seattle and with WSDOT regarding parking mitigation. It is available at the PDA office and here:
Written Analysis - 195 page document
Summary of the Analysis - 5 page document
The attached document includes a notice of the May 30 Council Meeting and possible action, and a report responding to public comments received on the written analysis and summary for the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance redevelopment and WSDOT parking mitigation agreement Notice and response
Seattle City Council Approves PC-1 North Plan
On February 25, 2013, the Seattle City Council approved an agreement authorizing the execution of an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and the PDA, outlining the next steps for development of the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance and making up to $7 million available for engineering, design, and consultant services.
The concept design for low-rise mixed-use development on the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance includes parking for the Market and the Waterfront, added retail and restaurant space, several stories of low-income and artist housing, and expanded facilities for the Market’s social service agencies. The site will feature public open space and expansive views of Puget Sound while connecting the Market to the Waterfront with easy pedestrian access.
The Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance was originally home to the Market Municipal Building, constructed in the 1920s. In 1974, the building caught fire and was subsequently torn down. The space remained vacant for nearly 40 years due to the complexities of building on top of the Burlington Northern Train tunnel, built in 1903 and still operational today.
The PDA and architecture firm The Miller Hull Partnership have actively engaged in the planning effort for the overall Central Waterfront design and this site in particular. Extensive community dialogue and close collaboration with the James Corner Field Operations team ensures the proposed design celebrates, activates and increases accessibility to the Waterfront, the Market, and views.
Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance construction is slated to begin in June of 2014 and be completed in 2016.
To see the complete timeline, preliminary building plans, and photo examples of other public markets, please view the latest WRC Project Update listed below.
PDA Council Adopts Final PC-1 North Design Concept
At the September 2012 Waterfront Redevelopment Committee (WRC) meeting, a presentation was made that included the draft Final Concept Document and designs. (These are now available to view below, under "Presentations and Documents.") At the September PDA Council meeting, the Council approved the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance Concept Design, adopting the conceptual design as the preferred option to further refine and develop through schematic, design, and contract documents. They identified several items to explore with the community, Market stakeholders and waterfront design team as time and budget allows within currently approved funding.
The Council directed PDA staff and the WRC to work with the City of Seattle to refine the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance Concept Design to ensure full integration of Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance with waterfront connections and address the following:
• reduce the scale of the structural wall on the west side of the site and re-introduce potential for a slope for steps, public art, children’s playscapes, and other treatments to integrate Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance with the Overlook Walk
• explore ways to widen the public space along the west side of Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance, connections from Victor Steinbrueck Park, and connections from Western to the Overlook Walk
• integrate Miller Hull’s concept for a public roof on the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance building that connects the Desimone Bridge into the overall public space concept
• add more green areas to the public spaces designed for Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance, incorporating features from the Overlook Walk
• explore ways to refine the Overlook Walk in response to the emerging Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance design, including potentially raising slightly the overall grade of the ramp or lifting the platform around the train overlook to relate more to the public spaces on the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance
The next phase of the project will include preparation of schematic designs, design development, and contract documents.
City of Seattle negotiations regarding our Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) are expected to take place in January. The MOU will be posted here when available with time for review.
Presentations and Documents
Learn more about the Pike Place Market Waterfront Entrance project by reviewing these informative documents.
Presentation from public meeting on June 12, 2013:
Community Meeting #2 6/12/13
Presentation from WRC meeting on March 21, 2013:
WRC Project Update 3/21/13
Presentation from WRC meeting on February 5, 2013:
WRC Project Update 2/5/13
Presentation from PDA Council meeting on November 29, 2012:
PC-1 North Progress Update 11.29.12
Presentation and draft Final Concept Document from WRC meeting on September 20, 2012 (approved by Council at their September meeting):
PC-1 North Presentation 9.20.12
PC-1 North draft Final Concept Document (there are intentional blank pages in this document)
The following presentation showing the history of the site was made to the Market Historical Commission on August 14, 2012:
PC-1 North Site History Presentation
The following presentation was made to the PDA Council on June 28, 2012:
PC-1 North June 28 Presentation to PDA Council
PC-1 North & The Waterfront presented May 16, 2012 to the Market community
PC-1 North June 5 presentation at the PDA Waterfront Redevelopment Committee
Comments or Questions?
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In the NewsCrosscut.com
Pike Place Market: Oh, what you are about to see
February 19, 2013
Puget Sound Business Journal
Major Seattle waterfront projects see flurry of activity
February 1, 2013
The Architect's Newspaper
Market Growth, Seattle to expand famed Pike Place Market
April 15, 2013
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PDA Council Meetings
All meetings are in the Elliott Bay Room (2nd floor Economy Bldg)
June 4 Waterfront Redevelopment: 5:00 p.m.
June 10 Asset Management: 4:30 p.m.
June 13 Market Programs: 4:00 p.m.
June 18 Finance: 4:30 p.m.
June 19 Executive: 4:30 p.m.
June 20 Waterfront Redevelopment: 5:00 p.m.
June 27 PDA Council: 4:00 p.m.