Waterfront Space

Explore the future park and all its features at Waterfront Space:

1400 Western Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101

Open Wednesday––Sunday, 12:00pm-5:00pm


Project Milestones:

  • The Pike Place MarketFront completed June 2017 - the Market’s long-awaited expansion designed to connect to the future waterfront park

  • Rebuilt Elliott Bay Seawall completed 2017 - The salmon-friendly seawall is the seismically sound foundation of the future park, designed to accommodate sea level rise

  • Pier 62/63 Phase I Rebuild: opens 2019 - first piece of the park to be delivered

  • The Alaskan Way Viaduct removal 2019 - allows for waterfront park construction to begin

  • Entire 26-Block waterfront park opening 2022 - the completed park will have inviting public spaces and year-round programming for all to enjoy


Public Input

10,000 comments.  Hundreds of public gatherings.  The future waterfront park, designed by renowned landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, directly reflects what our community wants. The design embraces the look and feel of Seattle’s working waterfront, and features its raw natural beauty in materials and plantings.

Guiding Principles

The guiding principles for Waterfront Seattle were developed by years of community input and adopted by resolution of the Seattle City Council in 2012:

  • Create a waterfront for all

  • Put the shoreline and innovative, sustainable design at the forefront

  • Reconnect the city to its waterfront

  • Embrace and celebrate Seattle’s past, present, and future

  • Improve access and mobility for people and goods

  • Create a bold new vision that is adaptable over time

  • Develop consistent leadership––from concept to ongoing maintenance and operation


Following the guiding principles, the project builds on infrastructure investments to create social, environmental, and economic benefits for all of Seattle.  


A waterfront for all is one that will: Engage the entire city, be focused on public use and activities that attract people from all walks of life, be a place where locals and tourists can interact effortlessly, draw on the talents and dreams of the entire city, and engage locals through a range of activities throughout the day and year.

Board & Leadership


Mary Bass. Wells Fargo
Carol Binder. Formerly of Pike Place Market
Tom Byers. Cedar River Group
Lynne Dodson. Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Gene Duvernoy. Forterra
Patrick Gordon. Zimmer Gunsul Frasca (ZGF) Architects LLP
Seth Grizzle. graypants
Leslie Hanauer. Nick and Leslie Hanauer Foundation
Sandra Jackson-Dumont. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Gerry Johnson. Pacifica Law Group LLP
Paul Keller. Mack Urban
Sam Ketcham. Ketcham Capital, Inc.
Martha Kongsgaard. Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation
Dan Kully. Kully Hall
Carla Lewis. Formerly of Washington Women's Foundation
Tomoko Matsuno. Uwajimaya
Ed Medeiros. Formerly of Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA)
Kollin Min. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
David Moseley. Formerly of Washington State Ferries
Glenn Nelson. The Trail Posse
John Nesholm. LMN Architects
Jeannie Nordstrom. Civic Leader and Philanthropist
Estela Ortega. El Centro de la Raza
Chris Pohlad. NorthMarq Capital
Bob Ratliffe. Silver Creek Capital Management
Stuart Rolfe. Wright Hotels Inc
Charley Royer. former Seattle Mayor
Kabir Shahani. tech entrepreneur
Ryan Smith. Martin Smith Inc
Maggie Walker. Civic Volunteer
Jessie Woolley-Wilson. Chair, President, & CEO, DreamBox Learning, Inc.
Charles Wright. Merrill Gardens LLC
David Wu. PATH


Heidi Hughes. Executive Director
Emily Tanner-McLean. Development Director
Jordan West Monez. Public Space Activation Coordinator