Recharge the Battery proposes we reimagine the Battery Street Corridor as a connector between the Central Waterfront and Denny Park, linking it with the heart of Belltown. We are advocating for a designed portal park, green stormwater solutions, bicycle and pedestrian priority treatments, water reclamation gardens, and surface street trees along the BSC that offer environmental benefits and quality of life improvements for the residents of Seattle.
Three Recommendations for Battery Street Corridor Improvements:
1 - Battery Park & Community Space: Western Avenue to Second Avenue
Develop Battery Park as an extension of the Central Waterfront into Belltown.
Reclaim the Battery Street Tunnel South Portal and integrate into Battery Park
Develop a Belltown Community Space to be integrate into the Battery Park Site.
Extend Battery Park into the Battery Street Tunnel between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave
2 - Battery Street Surface Improvements: 2nd Avenue to Denny Way
Accentuate Waterfront to Denny connection along Battery Street Corridor
Pedestrian / Bicycle Improvements. Green / Water Reclamation provisions
Bus Priority Lanes and Pedestrian Buffer between 3rd and 6th Avenue
Integrate public water reclamation / demonstration window into buffer
3 - North Surface Street Improvements: Denny Way to Harrison Street
Create green boulevard along Aurora Avenue central median
Create public water reclamation / demonstration site along central median
Develop pedestrian/bicycle connections along John, Thomas, Harrison Streets
1 - Battery Park
The Battery Park is a continuation of the Central Waterfront and the preferred site for a Belltown Community Center.
The Battery Park site also proposes reclaiming the South Portal and selective conservation of the BST (to 2nd Avenue) to strengthen connections with proposed Battery Surface Improvements and stormwater reclamation along the BSC.
2 - Battery Street
The Battery Street Surface Improvements will extend the Central Waterfront to Denny Park through the heart of the Belltown neighborhood.
The new surface link will be achieved through a series of surface street improvements and an innovative sectional connection of the Battery Park Site into the Belltown neighborhood between 1st Ave and 2nd Ave.
3 - North surface
The North Surface Reconnection Plan will connect South Lake Union with Lower Queen Anne, Uptown, and Seattle Center.
North Surface Improvements will create a green boulevard along Aurora Avenue incorporating garden elements into water reclamation medians and providing pedestrian and bicycle improvements along the cross streets.
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