Get a Glimpse of Seattle's New Waterfront

A artistic rendering of new parks and paths planned for Seattle's remodeled waterfront

A 14-foot long, scale model of the design for Seattle's new waterfront will be on display at the downtown central library, starting next week. Stop by to get a clearer sense of the multifaceted improvements planned for both Alaskan Way and the sea wall. The design has not yet undergone environmental review. Construction is currently projected to be completed in 2019.

From the press release:

The city of Seattle’s Waterfront Seattle scale model will be on display from Tuesday, Nov. 13 to Thursday, Jan. 3 at The Seattle Public Library, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 3.

The model is 14 feet long and features the conceptual design for the future waterfront along with project information.

The project area extends 26 blocks along the waterfront, from Pioneer Square to the Olympic Sculpture Park. The conceptual design envisions new parks and paths, access to the water, places to enjoy views, vibrant public and cultural spaces, and a new urban street that will accommodate all modes of travel and provide an important connection in the city’s transportation system.

Waterfront Seattle is a civic partnership between the city of Seattle and the entire community to create an inviting new public waterfront for everyone. The transformation of Seattle waterfront is made possible by the need to replace the failing Elliott Bay Seawall and to remove the Alaskan Way Viaduct. More information about Waterfront Seattle can be found online at

For more information about the scale model or Waterfront Seattle, call 206-499-8040 or send email to For more information about the display at the Library, call 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.