Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects has announced it will begin removing the deteriorating Pier 58 in downtown within two weeks. The $4.3 million job is expected to be completed early in 2021.
Removal of the pier will largely occur from the waterside, with barges positioned west of the structure. Because of the waterside access, impacts to nearby businesses and the public are expected to be limited.
The City plans to replace Pier 58 with a new public park pier including a playground, public plaza and landscaping. Replacing Pier 58 has been part of the City’s Waterfront Program since 2013. The Pier 58 project is fully funded, and construction was planned to begin in 2022. A portion of those funds will be used for pier removal.