East Howe Steps
There’s already a pedestrian route leading from the top of Capitol Hill past Streissguth Gardens and Colonnade Park and down to Eastlake Avenue. But what if the route were extended all the way to Fairview Avenue, the Lake Union shoreline, and the Cheshiahud Loop? And what if the link itself could be a lively public gathering space?
That’s the plan that has been envisioned by the Lake Union Neighborhood Council since 1998. What’s now a kind of no-man’s-land between Eastlake and Fairview would become a public plaza serving both residents and employees in the fast-changing East Lake Union neighborhood. It would connect two neighborhoods and multiple public spaces and make walking a more pleasant travel option.