Designing the next generation today
Seattle Department of Transportation, working with several other City of Seattle departments is planning for the eventual removal of aging transportation viaduct along the Seattle waterfront. In July 201 The City of Seattle released a Concept Design, Framework Plan and Strategic Plan in July 2012 to capture the overall vision for the waterfront. The Office of the Waterfront is delivering that vision in the form of the Waterfront Seattle Program. This vision includes 3 separate but related capital projects that started with construction of a new Elliott Bay Seawall as the foundation of the central waterfront. The replacement of the viaduct will be accomplished with the construction of a 54 foot diameter transportation tunnel. In 2015 and 2016 the program will focus on completing design for the first projects to be constructed after the seawall is built and the Alaskan Way Viaduct is removed. These Central Waterfront projects include a new Alaskan Way, a public promenade along the waterfront, and improved east-west connections to link the center city to the waterfront.
UrbanTech Systems has worked as part of the Central Waterfront area utility masterplanning effort for these massive undertakings. Our work included working with multiple branches of the City’s infrastructure departments, including: Seattle Public Utilities, City Light, DoIt and private utilities such as Seattle Steam, Puget Sound Energy and CenturyLink. As part of the team UrbanTech assisted the preparation of the existing utility report; the 13.8 KV schematic design; Puget Sound Energy design coordination; and the Joint Communications Duct Bank design