Below is a list of past, present, and future Recharge the Battery (RTB) events, each designed to share experiences and information about the Battery Street Tunnel. We hope that you have enjoyed some of our events which have already taken place and we look forward to seeing you an upcoming event soon! Please also check our Facebook page for further details.
99 Step Forward
WSDOT is coordinating a series of SR99 Tunnel, Viaduct, and Battery Street Tunnel events in February to celebrate the opening of deep-bore tunnel and the start of the viaduct demolition (information here)
RTB Pop-up Gallery
Our pop-up gallery at 2523 First Avenue is an exhibition to showcase Recharge the Battery submissions, as well as past, present, and future images and motion video traveling through the Battery Street Tunnel.
Battery Block Party
An encore event in partnership with the Seattle Design Festival featuring a series of Block Party installations—in conjunction with On the Battery
An evening of friendly conversation, public presentations, and visual exhibitions to share the comprehensive vision for Belltown2020—in conjunction with On the Battery.
City Council Hearing
On March 26, City Council voted (7-2) to fill the Battery Street Tunnel.
As you can imagine, we were disappointed by this decision. The approved plan calls for spending about $60 million (including incremental utility work) to fill the Battery Street Tunnel with inorganic debris. If the plan remains unchanged, Battery Street will become a 7-block "dead zone,” without a single tree or bicycle or pedestrian amenity.
battery walk and talk
Recharge the Battery invited the community to walk along Battery Street and talk about the history of the tunnel and the future possibilities for the Battery Street Tunnel.
RTB IDEAS SUBMISSION
View some initial public ideas and possibilities for the future of the Battery Street Tunnel shaped by Seattle-area residents, sponsored by the Downtown Seattle Association.
RTB Ideas Exhibition
The Recharge the Battery Ideas Exhibition celebrated the legacy of Battery Street Tunnel and showcased 40+ ideas to inspire community support for conserving the Battery Street Tunnel, hosted by Block 41
BATTERY STREET Walk
Recharge the Battery invited the Seattle community to share a walk along Battery Street to visualize the possibilities for the future of the Battery Street Tunnel, in collaboration with Seattle Design Festival
WALK THE BATTERY
Walk the Battery invited the Seattle community into the Battery Street Tunnel to share a unique walking experience through a piece of Seattle's infrastructural history and to initiate a conversation about the Tunnel's future.