Ackerley Site

NBBJ example model of the ballpark.

Major Issues Relocations.
Cost/Affordability Acquisition of private property and business relocations required.
Description & Configuration 19.42 acres, 12.59 County + .98 City ROW + 2.27 + 3.58 acres private.
Below-grade Field Not possible without continuous dewatering.
Staging Construction staging can be accommodated on or proximated to the site.
Zoning General industrial IG2 U/85' with no height limit for the entire site.
Adjacent Use Compatibility Reasonably compatible with adjacent existing uses.
Urban Design Scale could be compatible with surrounding area. Support services nearby but typically more than 2,000 feet from site. Neighborhood has potential for developing a pedestrian orientation. The walking distance to Pioneer Square support services is over 2/5 of a mile.
Transportation Two limited access facilities within 1 mile (I-5, I-90, and Hwy 99). Two or more 4-lane arterials with several blocks. Regional and local transit available within 4 blocks operates every 30 minutes. The E-3 Busway is active and accessible three blocks east of the site. The RTA's potential commuter rail project could include a game-only stop adjacent to the ballpark. Potential road projects within reasonable proximity.
Parking Facilities 4,700 parking spaces possible on or adjacent to site. Significant parking pools within 1 mile. Nearby uses likely to use parking facilities.
Environmental No known contaminated soil onsite. Ballpark shadows would have minimal impact on adjacent properties. Minimal light and air circulation impacts on residential properties.
Adjacent Communities No permitted housing eliminated. Buffer between site and potentially adversely affected uses. May take substantial portions of industrially zoned land; located in a large industrial zone. Job displacement likely which uses more difficult to relocate in the City. Safety patrols in area.
Source: PFD Site Evaluation Report, March 15, 1996

Two views of the Ackerley site.

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