The WSCC Addition will be an iconic addition to the Seattle architectural and cultural landscape. Its modern, open design will create a unique space in the city that is quintessentially Seattle. Improvements around the Addition will completely transform the pedestrian experience, bringing communities together and creating a safe, active space in Seattle’s downtown core.
Improvements to the Pedestrian Experience
Activated street fronts on all sides of the building, adding new retail, sidewalks, landscaping and lighting to the equivalent of four city blocks
Renewed vibrancy in this stretch of land to improve the pedestrian experience as visitors walk between meetings and hotels, bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues in surrounding neighborhoods
The revitalization will create safer and better connections at the intersection of Downtown, Denny Triangle, Capitol Hill and First Hill
Enhanced walking experience on Pike and Pine Streets between downtown and Capitol Hill, and on Boren and Ninth Avenues
Integrated Urban Design
Urban, 21st century design that is vertically stacked and an efficient use of space
The Addition will have a distinctively Northwest design that complements surrounding buildings and landmarks
The project design breaks up the scale of adjacent buildings, facilitating visual interaction between activities inside and outside of the facility
Right-sized to a height compatible with the surrounding neighborhood, and significantly less than what is allowed by zoning regulations
Commitment to the Community
The Convention Center has created or renovated more than 1,100 units over the past 30 years, and plans to contribute millions toward additional affordable housing as a part of the Addition project
The Convention Center has a 30-year history of community involvement, including partnerships with FareStart and Mary’s Place
The Addition will expand the Convention Center’s public art program that features Northwest artists and celebrates Seattle’s cultural history
Why is the Convention Center proposing to expand?
The existing Convention Center turns away as many meetings and conventions as it books, due to the lack of available space or dates. The Addition project will have a profound economic impact on the Greater Seattle region by hosting many of the conventions it currently turns away, benefiting our region’s workers, restaurants, shops and hotels by adding an estimated $230 million to $240 million per year in spending to the local economy.
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Meet the Shortlisted Bidders for the Shoring Package on the Washington State Convention Center Addition
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Meet the Shortlisted Bidders for the Shoring Package on the Washington State Convention Center Addition project.
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