Like a jewel in the downtown skyline, The Emerald represents a unique opportunity to own a coveted piece of Seattle. Steps from iconic Pike Place Market and the reimagined waterfront, the striking faceted-glass tower houses a collection of 262 signature residences offering captivating unobstructed views, expansive amenity spaces and five-star hospitality.
So what’s the latest on Waterfront Seattle? The City of Seattle commenced rebuilding Seattle’s central waterfront in 2019. Now that the Alaskan Way Viaduct removal is complete, the City is constructing a park promenade along the water, building a new surface street along Alaskan Way, rebuilding Pier 58 and Pier 62, constructing an elevated connection from Pike Place Market to the waterfront, and improving east-west connections between downtown and Elliott Bay.
Overlook Walk is at the center of improvements from Pier 62 up to Pike Place Market and east along to Seattle’s urban core, including Pike and Pine streets. Overlook Walk recently reached final design which will create an elevated public park and connection between the waterfront to Seattle’s urban core! Future residents of The Emerald will enjoy walks on the elevated pathway from Pike Place Market to the waterfront and expansive views of Elliott Bay, informal play areas, new public plazas and landscaping. Overlook Walk will also be integrated with Seattle Aquarium’s proposed Ocean Pavilion expansion. View the video to learn more about the design.
- — Public access to the waterfront with gradual slopes and a new elevator
- — An elevated panorama of Elliott Bay, the Olympics & Mount Rainier
- — Protected areas with food and beverage and seating
- — Slides and other play elements for families
- — Terraced landscaping with native plants
Pier 58, currently known as Waterfront Park, will be redesigned to create a public park and improve access, safety and flexibility to the pier, while offering expansive views of Elliott Bay. The new pier park is designed especially with families and young children in mind, with a new public plaza, a new children’s playground and a large lawn and trees to provide shade. The pier is also designed to improve the salmon habitat and migration corridor, supporting the sustainability features of the seawall. The future Waterfront Park will span 20 acres along Seattle’s downtown shoreline. A constellation of lush, open public spaces linked together by a pedestrian-oriented promenade, Waterfront Park welcomes and encourages the public to come together. Explore the Waterfront Park in virtual reality.
The first piece of Waterfront Park, Pier 62 – Seattle’s most scenic new cultural destination, is now open just a short walk from The Emerald. Since opening in September 2020, this space has hosted more than 82,000 visitors, public art murals, and exhibitions from the Future Forward: Artist In Residence. The pier has provided a fresh new space for city dwellers and tourists alike to stroll, grab a seat, and enjoy the views between City and Sound. It’s Seattle like you’ve never seen it. And it’s yours to explore by foot when you live at The Emerald.
Construction will continue on the rest of Waterfront Park with completion in 2024. For more details on Waterfront Park’s project delivery and construction information, visit waterfrontseattle.org.
Credit: Artist Renders from Seattle Design Commission, Friends of Waterfront Seattle