Earlier this month five design teams from the Central Hills Triangle Collaborative (CHTC) presented their near-final concepts for lidding I-5 between Madison Street and Thomas Street. Thank you for joining us!
We were excited by the variety of land use concepts (including affordable homes, acres of new parks, new walking and biking connections, and potential commercial development), the quality of the drawings and renderings, and the deep discussions between designers and the audience. The volunteer ideas developed here will possibly influence the significant amount of official study, community discourse, and design work that still lies ahead.
Couldn’t make the event? View and download the team presentations here.
Collab #3 Presentations (August 1, 2018)
At this stage the teams were at 90% design. Click the links below to download the teams’ PDF boards.
Central 2 Team
Final CHTC Event
The CHTC wraps up on Wednesday, October 3, at Melrose Market Studios (1532 Minor Avenue). Join professional designers and stellar community partners for a festive evening of inspiration and celebration.
Doors open at 5:30 PM, the program is 6-8, and the event concludes at 9. Along with presentations from the design teams we’ll hear from Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, Office of Planning and Community Development Director Sam Assefa, and Seattle Parks Foundation Executive Director Thatcher Bailey. A reception and open house will round out the night.
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I used to be excited about this idea, but now realize it’s going to be full of heroin and meth addicts and human waste.
Is anyone actually in favor of this except the property developers that are going to profit directly from it?
Sounds like a nice idea, but it’s a pipe dream. It’s expensive. Toll the SOV drivers getting off the freeway and going downtown to pay for it, and then maybe we’ll talk.
Yeah! Let’s stick the poor and middle-class with another regressive use tax so the wealthy get less noise and a better view! The property values on the condos lining the freeway will shoot through the roof, and the rents on the apartments will skyrocket even more! Everyone wins!
Ah, that old tripe, making the assumption that there wouldn’t be some provisions to ensure that those who needed their cars for whatever (legitimate) reason and couldn’t use public transit were able to do so.
Further, tolling the SOVs who drive in from bumfuck would aid in increasing public transit use – increasing farebox revenue to support same transit, or fund it directly.
But it’s cool. Let’s just tax the fuck out of them for a lid over the freeway. That’ll help.
What you’re forgetting is that public transit doesn’t support itself through fares. It’ll require another tax increase to expand service to accommodate all the people that stop driving those SOVs and stop paying so much gas tax. Not saying we shouldn’t expand transit, because of course we should. But the fares generated won’t self-support the expanded service. So where does that come from? Property taxes, of course. Just about the only place taxes can come from in WA. So that idea also includes “Let’s just tax the fuck out of them for a lid over the freeway”.
Good to see the architects and planners are still chowing down on the free money. Seattle has so many other problems beyond causing traffic and financial chaos by trying to build a lid over I5
I like this idea a lot, but wake me up when it moves beyond the hopey, dreamy phase.
It stands about as much chance of being built as the likelihood of anyone ever calling this area the Central Hills Triangle.
You can probably keep napping.
This is monorail all over again… let’s just hope the wasted money tab doesn’t reach $125 million this time.
At some point if you were an architect taking this money you would be embarrassed and maybe suggest it went to help something worthwhile – homeless kids at school etc…