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The Park My Viaduct campaign theme is "Visualize the Viaduct". We kicked things off with a week of events from March 22 - March 30th.
Architect and planner, Kevin Peterson, gave an inspirational presentation on the opening day event at Alki Arts at the Harbor Steps. Kevin designed the Integrated Alternative in just a few weeks in 2006. The Integrated Alternative became known as Choppaduct because Speaker of the House Frank Chopp promoted it as an option to the other choices being considered at the time - a tunnel, a viaduct retrofit or a surface highway.
The Integrated Alternative suggested replacement of the viaduct with a mixed-use layered structure with a park on top, an enclosed highway on the mid-level, and transit as well as retail on the ground level. Powerful iconic connections from the structure to both downtown and the waterfront were essential to the plan.