Organizers of the Pike Place Market renovation on Thursday released sketches of what the iconic landmark might look like after its makeover.
The photos are architectural designs for the market s waterfront entrance on Western Avenue. The development will provide parking for the market and the central waterfront, added retail and restaurant space, as well as several stories of low-income housing.
The renovation will also provide additional public open space and access to expansive views of Puget Sound, along with easy pedestrian access to the Seattle Aquarium.
Groundbreaking on the $65 million project will be in fall 2014. Construction will begin within the year, with the final project competed sometime in 2016.
The Pike Place Market PDA is currently negotiating lease agreements for new tenants in the commercial space, which will feature an on-site brewery and restaurant with views of Elliott Bay.
Funding for the Pike Place Market renovation comes from the PDA, the Washington Department of Transportation, City of Seattle and low income housing grants. The Pike Place Market Foundation is leading a $9 million campaign where the public will be able to contribute to the project.
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