Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (District 7, Pioneer Square to Magnolia) released the following statement on Seattle voters’ decision to reject Initiative 123 (Viaduct Park):
“We are in the midst of a once in a lifetime opportunity to reshape Seattle’s downtown waterfront, and with today’s vote, we can continue the inclusive community effort to create a welcoming gathering space for families and tourists alike.
“We’re years into our waterfront planning efforts, which has been shaped with feedback from thousands of residents. We can look forward to recreation space, walking and bicycle paths, commerce, public art, a beach, public piers, play spaces for families, an expanded aquarium and Pike Place Market, and more. If you aren’t already engaged in the waterfront planning process, I encourage you to get involved with Friends of Waterfront Seattle to become part of the transformation.”