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Renaissance ‘Act One’ plans include improved streetscape, one-way Pike and Pine below Hill

A project to transform Pike and Pine from the waterfront to the base of Capitol Hill with an improved streetscape — and the possibility of shifting the busy streets to one-way traffic — is nearing the end of its first early design phase. You have one more day to weigh in on the Pike Pine Renaissance: Act One.

Here is the “online open house” for the project including the opportunity to leave public comment on the proposals.

The Urbanist group took a look at the proposals here:

One of the main goals of the project is to provide continuity in the streetscape from end to end: with consistent street paving, unique crosswalks, increased tree canopy and added lighting. Every crosswalk from Second Avenue to Boren Avenue is proposed to be replaced with a paved crosswalk comprised of 2×2 stone pavers, with the exception of Westlake Plaza where a similar street treatment already exists but the crossing zones are not currently distinguished.

The concept assumes that Pike and Pine will become one-way streets all the way to up Melrose, The Urbanist reports.

The $20 million “Act One” project is part of the investments downtown related to the Waterfront Seattle Program and the new highway tunnel. Construction could begin as early as 2020.

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