On Tuesday, May 25, 2010, DPD will hold a public meeting to present draft design concepts for Thomas Street.
After extensive input from neighborhood groups and property owners, DPD urban designers are developing a concept plan for Thomas St. from Eastlake Avenue to Myrtle Edwards Park, passing through South Lake Union, Seattle Center, and Uptown. Although currently divided by Aurora, Thomas St. will be reconnected as one continuous surface road when the North Portal of the waterfront tunnel is completed. This will create an important new pedestrian connection between neighborhoods.
At the meeting, the project team will report on the priorities we heard from constituents, the overall Thomas St. concept, and more detailed designs for key intersections. The work focuses on pedestrian amenities including widened sidewalks and more generous plantings. Streetscape concept plans are implemented over time through a combination of City capital projects and private development.
DPD will continue to refine the design for Thomas St. based on input from this meeting, finalizing plans in the summer.
When: Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Where: Cascade People’s Center, 309 Pontius Avenue North, Seattle
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact: