BATTERY PORTAL / PORTAL PARK
You've probably heard about the stunning Waterfront Park set to rise up in place of the former Highway 99 Viaduct, but little has been said about the 1.6 acre site between 1st and Western adjacent to the former Battery Street tunnel known to some as the Battery Portal. The City of Seattle allocated funding for planning and development in 2019, but Mayor Durkan froze those funds in January 2020.
We hope to provide Portal Park updates in the near future, including the status of a request for significantly improved fencing, activation strategies and stewardship of the site.
Viaduct Construction c. 1953
Viaduct Demolition c. 2019