From a Freeway to Future Possibilities: The Opportunity to Lid Interstate 5
Block Two: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Downtown Seattle is one of the nation’s fastest-growing urban centers. Today there are more than 82,000 people living and more than 301,000 jobs in downtown. As we continue to welcome new residents, workers and employers, how can we create more space for housing, jobs, parks and schools? How can lidded freeways create greater connectivity, sustainability and opportunity for all? How should Seattle apply lessons from across the country to reimagine the areas above Interstate 5 through downtown? In 2019, Seattle will embark on a study to answer these and other questions and examine the feasibility of lidding I-5. In this session, attendees heard from experts working on this exciting effort to move Seattle forward as well as a national expert from Philadelphia, which boasts a lidded interstate.
Rendering courtesy of Lid I-5