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Wash. State Convention Center to provide $82.8M in public benefits with expansion

On Monday, October 16, 2017, at a media event at the Mayor’s office, Mayor Tim Burgess, flanked by County Executive Dow Constantine, left in tie, and City Council member Sally Bagshaw, right, blonde, gives details about the Community Package Coalition, an alliance of community organizations adjacent to the planned the three-block, $1.6B Washington State Convention Center Addition (WSCCA), will announce results of their months-long negotiations with the developers of the WSCCA to secure a fair public benefits package for the people of Seattle.

The Washington State Convention Center has agreed to provide more than $80 million in public benefits – including affordable housing, cycling and pedestrian improvements and a study of lidding more of Interstate 5 – as part of its planned $1.6 billion expansion in downtown Seattle.

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