LMN Architects asks you to consider joining us in voting NO on Initiative 123


As supporters of the City of Seattle’s Waterfront Seattle Program for more than a decade, LMN is dedicated to the City’s vision to create “A Waterfront for All.”

The City’s Waterfront Seattle Program will transform Seattle’s central waterfront from Pioneer Square to Belltown. It includes the rebuilt Elliott Bay Seawall, twenty acres of new and improved public space, an expansion of Pike Place Market and elevated public spaces connecting the Market to the waterfront, expansion of the Seattle Aquarium, improved connections between center city neighborhoods and Elliott Bay, critical utility infrastructure, and new Alaskan Way and Elliott Way surface streets to serve all modes of travel. Many of these program elements are currently in construction.

Please don’t be fooled! I-123 is NOT affiliated or compatible with the City of Seattle’s “Waterfront for All” project, already well underway.

The supporters of Initiative 123 seek to build an elevated walkway along Seattle’s downtown waterfront, with no plan, no credible cost estimate, and no environmental impact study. This initiative would undo more than a decade of work on the Seattle waterfront in exchange for a poorly conceived idea with many flaws. I-123 is a blank check which obligates the taxpayers of Seattle to fund the development of this concept without deadline, no matter the cost. The initiative also aims to form a “public development authority” to manage the process – made up of the very people who wrote the initiative.

The Waterfront is a public asset and should remain focused on public use and activities that attract people from all walks of life.

Your NO vote is vital to the Seattle Waterfront’s future.

Thank you for your consideration.

Click here to read Seattle Times’ opinion piece against Initiative 123.