Battery Street to become a "Dead Zone" in the heart of the Seattle
This petition had 1,418 supporters
By signing this petition you can help support the ongoing community effort to improve the Battery Street Corridor and mitigate the impacts of the current plan to fill the Battery Street Tunnel.
Seattle can’t afford to support this plan to fill the Battery Street Tunnel without demanding improvements.
What's the Better Alternative?
Battery Street is situated in the heart of Seattle's Belltown neighborhood which connects three popular destinations – Pike Place Market, Seattle Center/Space Needle, and South Lake Union.
The Battery Street Corridor runs 7-blocks (between Western Avenue and Denny Way) and offers an opportunity to connect the Central Waterfront to Denny Park while providing new urban space for public recreation, stormwater collection, green street improvements, pedestrian priority zones, and bicycle / bus upgrades.
The Current plan to fill the Battery Street Tunnel does not provide for green street improvements or water reclamation solutions, and leaves behind a "dead zone" in the center of Belltown with the potential risk for groundwater contamination impacting Elliot Bay.
What are we Doing Now?
We are actively working with city officials and community stakeholders to advocate for vital improvements along the Battery Street Corridor which were overlooked in the approved plan. Our proposed improvements would create a clear connector between the Central Waterfront and Denny Park linking it with the heart of Belltown.
We are urging officials to include provisions for green stormwater infrastructure and funds for a designed park between Western and 1st Avenue that will retain features of the tunnel’s iconic south portal. We are also asking for bicycle and pedestrian priority treatments, street trees and other features that offer environmental benefits and quality of life improvements for the residents of Seattle.
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You Can Help "Better the Battery"
This appeal to the City of Seattle petitions to support proposed improvements for the current Battery Street Tunnel decommissioning plan. These proposed improvements would have minimal impact on viaduct deconstruction, BST decommissioning, and North Surface Reconnection plans – and would better reflect our community needs and sustainable values.
Belltown neighbors and Seattle residents need to demand this large public investment in a Battery Street Tunnel landfill do more for the future of our city and the long-term environmental health of the region.
Please sign and share this appeal to show your support for improving the Battery Street Corridor, and creating a neighborhood connection between the Central Waterfront and Denny Park.
Today: Recharge the Battery is counting on you
Recharge the Battery needs your help with “"Better the Battery" -- Advocate to improve the Battery Street Tunnel decommissioning plan”. Join Recharge the Battery and 1,417 supporters today.