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A diagram of a proposed street project outlined on a map of downtown Seattle.

Recharge the Battery

Advocating for vital improvements along the Battery Street Corridor, including a new park, green stormwater infrastructure, bicycle and pedestrian access, water reclamation gardens, and street trees

Project Description

Recharge the Battery was founded in 2017 to explore alternative uses and more responsible decommissioning solutions for the Battery Street Tunnel to serve the Belltown neighborhood and the city as a whole. The tunnel is now set to be filled with material from the Alaskan Way Viaduct when the elevated roadway is demolished, beginning in 2019. But Recharge the Battery is continuing to demonstrate persuasive public interest in and support for alternative design solutions for the surface street that reflect community values. Specifically, we are advocating for vital improvements along the Battery Street corridor and elevating interest in the corridor as a critical link between the Central Waterfront and Denny Park that can improve the urban experience. We are urging city officials to consider a portal park, green stormwater infrastructure, bicycle and pedestrian access, water reclamation gardens, surface street trees, and other features that offer environmental benefits and quality-of-life improvements.