New Plans for Viaduct Replacement Detailed
An elevated highway, a park, shops and offices, a pedestrian-friendly place where cars can bypass downtown Seattle two stories above ground.
According to The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, there are currently eight plans to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Prominent amongt them is a goody-bag approach set forth by Speaker of the House Frank Chopp.
Speaker of the House Frank Chopp’s idea for replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, he said Tuesday, is ” a way of including everybody’s bottom line.”
There have been long arguments over whether to replace the viaduct with a tunnel, another elevated highway or remove it altogether and disperse the traffic to other streets and into buses.
Chopp’s ambitious idea, not yet given a price tag, would replace the viaduct with a mile-long, four-level structure open to retail space on the first level, offices on the second, highway lanes on the third and a park on top.
If anyone knows more about this plan or has links to the plans please let us know and we will post the links.
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