Image Credit: The Miller Hull Partnership
The site for the Pike Place Market MarketFront project on Western Avenue was long used as a surface parking lot. This final piece in the Pike Place Market Urban Renewal Plan of 1974 will develop two new low-rise buildings providing 300+ stalls of public parking; 16,000 SF of retail space; 40 units of low-income senior housing; and expanded facilities for the Market’s social service agencies. The project will also provide over 30,000 SF of public plaza space connecting the Market to the new Seattle Waterfront with a pedestrian hill-climb and exciting new vistas of Elliot Bay and the Olympics. At the ground level of the residential building, just over 2,000 SF of space fronting Western Avenue will be used to expand the market’s social services. As part of a prominent multi-faceted civic development located in a historic district, this project requires unique collaboration with multiple other interests in order to successfully provide affordable and sustainable housing in the complex context of the Pike Place Market.