City of Seattle Waterfront Development Program

Waterfront Seattle is a partnership between the City of Seattle and the entire community to create a dynamic public waterfront, which will become a new civic heart for the City. Building on 10 years of public planning, Waterfront Seattle is a large-scale design process for a range of improvements to our waterfront covering 26 city blocks from King Street to Broad Street.  The transformation of Seattle’s waterfront is made possible by the need to replace the failing Alaskan Way Viaduct and Elliott Bay Seawall. In place of the Viaduct, the project will create an exciting destination with vibrant public and cultural spaces, access to the water and a new urban street that will accommodate all modes of travel and provide an important connection in the City’s transportation system.  Shen Consulting is on the engineering track to provide project management utility coordination of all private utility companies during the design and construction phases of the program.  This includes resolving utility conflicts, coordination with the primary design team of private utility needs and other support tasks over the course of the entire program.