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The Future of Seattle's Waterfront

As the Alaskan Way Viaduct comes down, asset classes along the water - from retail to office - will experience a well overdue reawakening

Event Ended On: Thursday July 18 2019

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Speakers and Panels

Driving The Economy Via Development On The Waterfront

Martin Selig

Martin Selig

Founder, Martin Selig Real Estate

Matt Griffin

Principal, Pine Street Group
Marshall Foster

Marshall Foster

Director, City of Seattle Office of the Waterfront
Heidi Hughes

Heidi Hughes

Executive Director, Friends of Waterfront Seattle
Matt Hanna

Matt Hanna

Attorney, Cairncross & Hempelmann

Building Public Spaces & Captivating Audiences

What does the future hold for place making, tourism, and the arts along the waterfront?


Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St.
Seattle WA, 98101

Ballroom: Spanish Ballroom, Upper Level

Parking Information:

Self-Available at The Olympic Garage, located at the corner of 5th Avenue and Seneca Street.

Self-Parking/Garage Hourly Rates:
0-1 hrs: $11.00 USD
1-2 hrs: $15.00 USD
2-3 hrs: $19.00 USD
3-4 hrs: $23.00 USD
4-6 hrs: $27.00 USD
6-12 hrs: $33.00 USD
12-24 hrs: $45.00 USD

ValetAvailable at the Grand Motor Entrance of The Fairmont Olympic Hotel, located on University Street between 4th and 5th Avenues.
Hourly Rates:
0 min - 1hr: $18.00 USD
1-2 hrs: $26.00 USD
2-3 hrs: $30.00 USD
3-4 hrs: $35.00 USD
4-6 hrs: $40.00 USD
6-12 hrs: $55.00 USD
12-24 hrs: $60.00 USD

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Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Breakfast, Coffee, & Networking
8:30 AM
8:45 AM
Opening Keynote
Delivered by Greg Smith, Founder & CEO, Urban Visions
8:45 AM
9:15 AM
Building Public Spaces & Captivating Audiences
The Seattle Aquarium, Pike Place Market, and the future of placemaking along the waterfront
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
Driving The Economy Via Development On The Waterfront
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
More Coffee & Networking


  1. What will be the immediate impact of the Alaskan Way Viaduct’s demolition?
  2. How will the investment and development along the waterfront trickle south and east across Seattle?
  3. How can public and private partnerships shine during this process – as private developers and public organizations (i.e. Port of Seattle) race to reinvest and developer?
  4. What, if any, concerns surround the removal of the Viaduct and revitalization of the waterfront?
  5. What projects along the waterfront are set to come online first and beyond those what is a realistic timeline for waterfront development?