Initiatives

Pike Pine Renaissance

Public meeting

Building a vibrant, active and safe pedestrian experience from Capitol Hill to the waterfront

The DSA is spearheading the Pike Pine Renaissance, a $20 million redesign of one of the busiest corridors in downtown. Private investment is already improving lighting, renovating facades and attracting new business with corridor design elements.

Now, the City of Seattle and DSA are leveraging these investments with the design and construction of high-quality pedestrian improvements. Pike Pine Renaissance: Act One will enhance Pike and Pine Streets between First Avenue and Melrose Avenue to create a vibrant corridor and provide a vital connection between Capitol Hill, Pike Place Market and the waterfront.

Our priorities for this project include:

  • Giving pike Pike and Pine a distinct identity. The design choices in this project will reinforce the corridor the primary east-west pedestrian streets in downtown.
  • Offering a rich, safe and continuous pedestrian experience from Capitol Hill to Pike Place Market and the waterfront
  • Providing a vibrant stage for enjoying city life, whether for traveling to and from destinations or staying to eat, drink or shop
  • Addressing Pike and Pine as a whole, not as separate streets. The uses and facades along the streets are as important to success as the design of the public realm. Design enhancements will foster stewardship and activation by adjacent users, property owners and tenants. Pedestrian improvements will complement elements of related corridor projects, such as transit and bicycle infrastructure.

The process of designing pedestrian improvements for Pike and Pine began in late 2016 and will continue into mid-2019.

Stay engaged by tracking updates on pikepine.org and attending project events. For questions and other ways to get involved, contact Jacqueline Gruber:

Phone: 206-613-3235
Email: jacquelineg@downtownseattle.org