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Designs revealed for Waterfront’s Bell Street project

There are some seating options proposed to look out onto Elliott Bay.

A look at what Bell Street would look like with a pedestrian bridge and protected bike lanes near the Seattle Waterfront.

Designs for Bell Street tease a perspective toward the Waterfront with an upgraded pedestrian bridge.

Photo via Waterfront Seattle

Ah, we love the smell of fresh watercolor renderings in the morning. Belltown residents can peer further into the future of their neighborhood now that Waterfront Seattle has released early designs for its Bell Street project.

The two-block stretch is part of the larger, $781 million Waterfront development, which aims to create comfier east-west connections from Belltown to Pioneer Square.

This section of the project includes:

  • New protected bike lanes + sidewalks
  • Direct access to Elliott Way from Lenora Street via an updated pedestrian bridge + elevator
  • Intersection with a traffic signal at Western Avenue + Bell Street
  • Seating and a gathering space at First Avenue + Battery Street (called the “front porch” to Elliott Bay)

The next step is to get designs about 60% done so the project can proceed for a 2025 completion date. You can give feedback on how things are looking so far.