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July 6, 2018
Seattle is preparing to start construction in 2021 on Overlook Walk, a public pathway that will connect the waterfront with Pike Place Market and downtown.
The site is at the intersection of Alaskan Way and Pine Street.
City officials expect to hire a general contractor/construction manager for the project, which has a maximum allowable construction cost of $50 million, according to a notice in the June 28 DJC.
The city expects the pathway's total cost will be about $100 million. It is set to open by the end of 2022.
The city has issued a request for information to get feedback on a draft of the project requirements. Documents are available online. Prospective proposers can submit comments through July 18.
There will be an informational meeting at 8:30 a.m. July 12 at the Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects at 800 Fifth Ave., Suite 3100, in Seattle.
James Corner Field Operations designed Overlook Walk, and The Miller Hull Partnership is collaborating with JCFO on the project.
The project is part of the $688 million redevelopment of Seattle's central waterfront — from Pioneer Square to Belltown.
The city says the walkway is designed to improve connections between Pike Place Market and the area near Seattle Aquarium at Pier 59.
It is intended to accommodate people of all ages and abilities, with gradual slopes, elevators, views of Elliott Bay and the skyline, and new public spaces.