Waterfront - Pier 58 (Waterfront Park)

Review Status

On July 15, 2021, we reviewed the design development phase (90% design phase) for the Pier 58 project.  At this meeting we approved the design development proposal with several recommendations. We will not review the project again.

Project Description

The City of Seattle, through its Office of the Waterfront, is proposing a new Central Public Open Space area along the central waterfront. The plan inlcudes the redevelopment of  Pier 58, currently known as Waterfront Park.  The Park will be redesigned to create a public park and improve access, safety and flexibility to the pier, while offering expansive views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains. The new pier park will include a new public plaza, a new children's playground and a large lawn and trees to provide shade. The pier is also designed to improve the salmon habitat and migration corridor.

The Central Public Open Space plan included the concept design proposal for three separate spaces: Pier 62/63, Aquarium Plaza (currently being reviewed as the Overlook Walk & Ocean Pavilion), and Union St Pier, which was renamed Pier 58 (Waterfront Park) project. Each project will be reviewed separately during the schematic design phase (60% design), and design development phase (90% design).

July 15, 2021 Meeting

May 21, 2021 Subcommittee - Restroom Design Concept

May 13, 2021 Subcommittee - Playground Design Concept

January 7, 2021 Meeting

March 6, 2014 Meeting - Central Public Open Space

Seattle Design Commission

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The Seattle Design Commission advises the Mayor, City Council, and City departments on the design of capital improvements and other projects and policies that shape Seattle's public realm.