See how Seattle plans to develop its downtown pier

The rebuilt pier would include this floating dock for access to Elliott Bay.

SEATTLE -- The city wants to rebuild Pier 62/63 near the ferry dock in a partnership with Friends of Waterfront Seattle.

The development is intended to create a place to walk, check out views and perhaps provide space for such events as "Summer Nights at the Pier." A new feature would be a floating dock for water access.

The southern half of the pier (Pier 62) would be rebuilt. The northern half (Pier 63) would be preserved. Wood pilings and deck would be replaced. The construction would take place the same time as the seawall near the pier is replaced.

The city is working on design and permitting. The project is expected to cost $29 million. Friends of Waterfront Seattle have committed to raise $8 million. If the Seattle City Council approves, construction would begin in the fall of 2017 and be finished in 2019.

There will be an open house on the project from 5 to 7 p.m. June 23 at Waterfront Space, 1400 Western Ave. To register for that event, go here.

For an idea about what the project would look like, check out the gallery above.

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