DPD and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) are releasing final versions of several streetscape concept plans for public comment. The streetscape plans are guides for improvements to streets and sidewalks that can be made over time when new buildings are built, or with city sponsored projects. These streetscape plans were done as part of our planning in neighborhoods throughout the city over the past few years.
On the evening of May 25 DPD held a community meeting about streetscape concept design for Thomas St. from Eastlake Ave. to Elliott Ave. Thomas St. is one of three streets that will be reconnected across Aurora Ave. (SR 99) when the north portal of the waterfront tunnel is completed. This will create opportunity for a continuous green street pedestrian corridor through South Lake Union, Seattle Center, and the Uptown neighborhood.
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.