The City of Seattle is growing rapidly, with a lot of residential and commercial growth happening in its downtown core. Between 2015 and 2035, the City expects its core Center City neighborhoods to add 56,000 jobs and 25,000 households. To accommodate this growth, City officials knew they needed to rethink current transportation and land use strategies in the Center City neighborhoods.
In early 2016, the Seattle Department of Transportation selected a team led by Nelson\Nygaard to help the City get a better sense of the shape of current transportation options in the Center City and what can be done differently to accommodate the transportation needs of future residents, visitors, and workers. Once Nelson\Nygaard’s efforts are complete, the City of Seattle will have a concrete vision for a more walkable, bikable, livable, and equitable Center City, especially as new technology and trends take hold.