The future of the grassroots effort to lid Interstate 5 in Seattle depends on your support at a critical event next month.

On December 7, 5:00 – 7:00 PM, the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) will host an open house showcasing ideas for the public benefit package offered by the WSCC Addition project. The location is 705 Pike Street, Room 2AB. There will also be opportunities for online comment.

The Lid I-5 Steering Committee will be there to share our short term goal: securing funding for a robust technical analysis of where lidding I-5 is most reasonable citywide, what the new land should be used for, and how the freeway can be improved for commuters and neighbors alike. You can learn more on the campaign website.

We know the momentum to fix I-5 and reunify neighborhoods is growing, but we need your help to demonstrate this energy to local officials and the general public. Your attendance and show of support will send a strong message and help strengthen our cause.

Please click here to RSVP on Facebook and plan to join us.

If you have a Lid I-5 button, please wear that or pick one up at our table! You can also check out our report on the May 2016 design charrette, hear about positive changes we made to Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan, and learn how to get more involved.

The event will feature many other organizations working to improve community livability, including our partners at Freeway Park Association, First Hill Improvement Association, and Melrose Promenade.

Thank you for your continued support and your commitment to making Seattle a better city for all. Stay tuned for chances to help us promote this event over the next few weeks, and we look forward to seeing you on December 7.

Lid I-5 is a community organization working to continue the effort of lidding Seattle’s freeways for parks, housing, schools, and other public uses. They are officially sponsored by the Seattle Parks Foundation, a philanthropy-based organization that encourages public-sector investment and private-sector giving to help create, activate, and care for public spaces throughout Seattle. For information, visit www.lidi5.org.

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