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    Councilmembers Rasmussen and Bagshaw to Host Panel on Lidding I-5 Near Convention Center Expansion

    Councilmembers Rasmussen and Bagshaw to Host Panel on Lidding I-5 Near Convention Center Expansion


    SEATTLE – Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen and Sally Bagshaw will host a lunchtime meeting tomorrow to hear concepts about the possibility of lidding portions of Interstate-5 near the Pike-Pine Corridor.

    The Pike-Pine Urban Neighborhood Council (PPUNC) and the Northwest Urbanist will show potential uses of the area above the freeway, funding options and examples of other freeway lids around the country.

    Interest in lidding the freeway blocks north of the current Washington State Convention Center has increased due to the Convention Center’s planned expansion onto the Convention Place Station site.

    The $1.4 billion Convention Center addition is expected to reinvigorate the neighborhood by bringing activity and tens of thousands of visitors to the area annually. While the Convention Center addition is an independent project from a full lid across Interstate 5, the new facility will bridge a portion of the freeway at Boren Avenue and Pine Street. Members of the Pike-Pine neighborhood want to lid the remaining gaps between Downtown and Capitol Hill.

    Panel discussion on Interstate-5 lidding opportunities

    Wednesday, December 16
    12 p.m.

    Seattle City Hall
    Council Chambers, Second Floor
    600 4th Ave., Seattle 98104

    Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen
    Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw
    Council Transportation Committee Meeting Members
    Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Council
    Northwest Urbanist

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