The City of Seattle announced Tuesday that it has selected a design team for the I-5 feasibility study, which will explore capping I-5 between Denny Way and Madison Street in downtown Seattle. OJB Landscape Architecture is excited to be part of the winning team led by WSP. Other consultants on the team include Magnusson Klemencic Associates, BergerABAM, Rule Seven, Framework, HR&A Advisors and Enviroissues. Combined, the consultant team brings local expertise and extensive experience designing large urban development projects.
The study will explore structural, urban design and financial solutions that bridge the highway, support new uses and reconnect divided neighborhoods. In addition to potentially reducing noise and air pollution, the project is an incredible opportunity to create 12-acres of new land for various uses in a city that has a land shortage.
Funds for the $1.2 million feasibility study come from a public benefit package associated with the Washington State Convention Center expansion project. A stakeholder committee will advise the City and the consultant team, and the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods will assist with additional community outreach. Work is to commence in early March with expected approval by early 2020.
Read more on the city’s website: https://www.seattle.gov/opcd/ongoing-initiatives/lid-i-5-feasibility-study