MARKETFRONT: A New Chapter for Pike Place Market

In June, 2017, a new extension to Pike Place Market called MarketFront opened. It compares with the Market’s last extension in 2005, the LaSalle Annex. The new structure is equally spectacular in size and function.

New Waterfront Entrance

This new $74 million waterfront entrance to the Market welcomes Seattleites and visitors to active commercial spaces, sheltered farmer and crafts tables, and multiple public art installations. It offers 40 new dwelling units for low-income seniors and artists, as well as 300 underground parking spaces for visitors.

MarketFront offers several plazas with expansive views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains as well as spaces for social services and community meetings. A new brewery, fish cannery, and chocolatier are now in production along with more music from street buskers.

Alaskan Way Viaduct Removal

In summer 2019, the demolition and removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, after sixty-one years and three earthquakes, was the impetus for the planning, funding and construction of MarketFront. The Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority led the project, with capital fundraising help from the Market Foundation. City and st