Downtown Download

Join us for this new bimonthly afternoon meeting series where we take a deeper look at the initiatives and issues shaping downtown. Each meeting will feature an in-depth presentation on one or two major topics related to DSA’s strategic priorities: transportation and access, economic development and the urban experience. Discussions will be led by DSA Board members, external experts or DSA partners. Specific topics will be promoted prior to each session.

Above credit: Lid I-5

Seattle Contemplates Building A New Lid Across Interstate 5

Wednesday, May 22

3:15-3:30 p.m.
Networking

3:30-5 p.m.
Meeting

5-5:30 p.m.
Networking

DSA Offices
1809 7th Ave. Suite 900
MAP

FREE

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Join us for the Downtown Download, DSA’s economic development series where we take a deeper look at the initiatives and issues shaping downtown.

At our May meeting, we’ll hear from the Lid I-5 Steering Committee, members of the project team, and city officials about the ongoing study exploring the feasibility of building a lid across Interstate 5 in downtown. Earlier this year, Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development selected WSP, a global engineering firm with extensive local experience, to explore structural, design and financial solutions. You’ll learn how the project would reconnect neighborhoods that have been divided for decades and potential plans for parks, schools, affordable housing and development opportunities on the lid.

The Downtown Download focuses on one or two major topics related to DSA’s strategic priorities: transportation and access, economic development and the urban experience. Discussions are led by DSA Board members, external experts and DSA partners. These meetings are free and open to all DSA members.

The Downtown Download focuses on one or two major topics related to DSA’s strategic priorities: transportation and access, economic development and the urban experience. Discussions are led by DSA Board members, external experts and DSA partners. These meetings are free and open to all DSA members.

Chairs:

  • Ken Lederman
    Foster Pepper and DSA Board member
  • Sung Yang
    Pacific Public Affairs and DSA Board member

Most Recent Event

Financing, Designing & Programming Seattle’s Future Waterfront
March 27, 2019

At our March meeting, we heard from local leaders about Seattle’s post-viaduct waterfront to understand the financing, design and programming of this generation-defining investment. Attendees learned how:

  • the city and private property owners negotiated a local improvement district,
  • the design team and city have evolved the project, and
  • Friends of Waterfront Seattle plans to program and activate this space in the years ahead, beginning late 2019 on Pier 62.

Guests also heard from David Stroble, Ring Family Group president and Lake Union Ferry Company principal, about the newly proposed Lake Union Ferries.

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