7-Blocks in the Heart of Seattle Set to Disappear
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By signing this petition you can help stop a landfill and conserve long-term opportunity for new uses for Battery Street Tunnel, in Seattle’s highest-density neighborhood.
Seattle can’t afford to throw away 2.75 acres of valuable public space.
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 shallow tunnel runs 7-blocks and offers 120,000 square feet (2.75 acres) in the right-of-way that could be used for open space, public recreation, stormwater collection, social service programming, bike and pedestrian transit and revenue-generating private-public partnerships.
A landfill eliminates all possibility for future beneficial use:
- Filling the tunnel is environmentally irresponsible and inconsistent with Seattle's commitments to sustainability and climate action under the Paris Climate Agreement and the Chicago Climate Charter
- New York, Seoul, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Detroit, Paris and London are among dozens of "Healthy Cities" reusing aging infrastructure for public benefit. (See our website for more information about projects that are transforming communities)
You Can Help "Kill the Fill"
This petition appeals to the City of Seattle to stop the landfill and mothball the Battery Street Tunnel so experts can explore new uses that bring positive social change, economic impact, and regional environmental benefit.
Seattle can’t afford to throw away valuable public space by permanently filling the tunnel. Please sign this petition to "Kill the Fill" and conserve this valuable opportunity.
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Recharge the Battery needs your help with “"Kill the Fill" -- Stop the landfill of 2.75 acre Battery Street Tunnel”. Join Recharge the Battery and 1,346 supporters today.