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Pike Place Market to get a facelift

pike place renovationSEATTLE — One of Seattle’s most popular tourist attractions is about to get a facelift.

The Seattle City Council approved major renovations for Pike Place Market — council bill 117699 authorizes the execution of an memorandum of understanding between the city and the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority. It frees up $7 million over the next two years to the market for engineering, design and consultant services.

The additions include, underground parking, added retail space, several stories of low-income and artist housing and a sloping walkway that will connect the market to the waterfront, providing easy access for pedestrians. The deal also includes plans for expanding the Seattle Aquarium.

An estimated 10 million people visit the market each year.


7 Comments to “Pike Place Market to get a facelift”

    angeldove said:
    February 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    wow they just finished a project at the market!!! Really messed up the summer tourist season last year. I thought the city was broke! The homeless really need this money!

      Jei said:
      February 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      read it again: low income housing is included. Nice try but you'll have yo find another reason to be disgruntled.

    Bootlegger59 said:
    February 20, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    And the City just keeps asking for MORE money!

    testdomain said:
    March 17, 2013 at 6:27 AM

    Hardly can I believe that such faultless blogs exist.

    jessica said:
    April 10, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    This is really good published article. Such a great yet interesting post. Thank you very much for sharing this useful stuff.

    deeanna said:
    April 24, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    WTF!!!!! Why are they trying to change that market place !!! and LOW INCOME HOUSING?!?!?! Hell no if you need state assistance you dont get to have a water front view, i get more parking that is a plus but i saw the plans and they are not staying true to the seattle look way to modern

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