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How a Surface Parking Lot Will Become the New "MarketFront"

How a Surface Parking Lot Will Become the New "MarketFront"

Posted August 18, 2014

How a Surface Parking Lot Will Become the New “MarketFront.” Learn more at our next public meeting on Aug. 23 at 8 am. 

Pike Place Market is preparing to complete the final piece of the Market Historic District with the addition of the Waterfront Entrance. The new “MarketFront” will transform what is now a .75 acre surface parking lot on Western Avenue into a waterfront-facing entry point to Seattle's public market.

True to the Pike Place Market Charter and character, the expansion will provide opportunities for farmers, craftspeople and local entrepreneurs, as well as civic space, public art, social services and low-income housing. 

Forty years in the making, the Market expansion is spurred by the removal of the elevated Alaskan Way Viaduct and the opportunity to create a dynamic connection from the waterfront to Pike Place and the Pike/Pine corridor. 

Want to learn more? Visit us at or attend our next public meeting: 

Saturday, August 23, 2014 
8:00 - 9:00 am
North Arcade (where the crafts tables are usually set up) at the Roll Call board at the northernmost end of the arcade 
Join us for an informal opportunity to view a 3D model of the Market and MarketFront project, as well as illustrative boards showing options for the layout of the Plaza and the canopy. This event will take place before roll call commences at the roll call location. 

Your comments are important as we move forward. If you are unable to attend but would like to provide feedback, please contact Tamra Nisly at