The entrance to Westlake Station, now bordered only by a narrow sidewalk, would become a plaza, making it easier to mingle around the major transit hub.
Up at Westlake Plaza, the signature paving is maintained—prompting one Post-It comment from an open house attendee.
Heading east to Melrose, Pike and Pine both cross over Interstate 5, currently creating a less-than-ideal bike and pedestrian experience moving from downtown to Capitol Hill. This is one reason why some are hoping to lid I-5—and it’s a corridor also zeroed in on for public benefits from the nearby Convention Center expansion.
While these street concepts don’t go as far as adding a lid, they do widen sidewalks, strengthen railings, and add green space to both corridors.
The design for Pine Street is similar—widened sidewalks, thicker barriers, and more green space.
DSA and the city expect to keep developing design concepts through 2019, with construction starting in 2020. Those that missed the in-person open house on Tuesday can participate in an online open house through October 24.