On October 20, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections updated our Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS) webpage. The update includes a list of over 40 public plazas, atriums, hillclimbs, and other types of indoor and outdoor spaces that were provided for public use as part of a development approval. We updated the list to include projects that were recently built, and to ensure that the public knows about each POPS space.
POPS are located on private property, but are open to the public. As a member of the public, you can use and enjoy each space. A public plaza or other type of POPS can be a great place to eat your lunch, read a newspaper, or catch up with a friend. Keep in mind that the hours of access may vary for different POPS.