I urge you to fully fund the implementation of the Thomas Street Plan as part of your current budget deliberations. The reconnection of the street grid across Highway 99 at Thomas St presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve the streets in this area into a public space amenity of city-wide significance. We have a limited window of time to design and construct in a boldly and city defining way before imminent development inhibits these possibilities.
Given the commercial and residential growth of this part of the center city, and the millions of visitors from near and far it attracts each year, we strongly believe this is a project that will benefit all Seattlites and visitors providing:
Please fully fund the implementation of the Thomas Street Plan.