Allied Arts was briefed by WSDOT and SDOT in February, March and May of 2010 regarding the Tunnel Alignment | Portal Design work in progress. In April of 2010, Allied Arts forwarded a letter on this issue which is featured here.
Allied Arts has a history of arts and urban design advocacy that spans sixty years. Our accomplishments helped preserve Pioneer Square, save Pike Place Market and allocate public money to civic arts projects. This advocacy has been present on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project since the Nisqually Earthquake in 2001.
Through vocal leadership and grassroots mobility, Allied Arts was integral to shifting the civic dialogue from “how should we replace this freeway?” to “how will we repair and improve the urban fabric when we remove the freeway from the waterfront?” thereby fostering a more livable and walkable downtown, and reconnecting our center city to our natural place as a port city.