SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle pier has received approval to reopen to the public after it was closed for months when a chunk of a nearby pier fell off into the water, clearing the way for the city to proceed with its downtown waterfront project, officials said. A virtual tour of the Seattle Waterfront redesign with Marshall Foster, the guy who’s in charge of getting the project done. This Office was established by Mayor Ed Murray in 2014 and brings together key staff from the Mayor's Office and the City's Departments of Transportation (SDOT), Planning and Development (DPD), Parks and Recreation, and others to manage the effort as an integrated team. To prepare for this transformation, the City of Seattle launched "Waterfront Seattle" - a multi-year program to plan, design, and ultimately build the new waterfront - working intensively with civic leaders, waterfront stakeholders, and the broader Seattle public. More Seattle Aquarium live video streams here. The Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects is building a new waterfront park for Seattle. The Waterfront Seattle program is a collaboration between the Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects and other Seattle departments including the Mayor’s Office, SDOT, Planning and Development, and Parks and Recreation. A video from the Downtown Seattle Association shows what Seattle's waterfront might look like in the future. In a separate project, the Seattle Aquarium is planning Ocean Pavilion, an expansion of the aquarium. Scope Summary - The project explored urban planning scale transportation, infrastructure, and land use issues as the first step to identifying potential private development opportunities aligned with and supportive of the City of Seattle’s Seattle Waterfront redevelopment. Pier 57 to reopen to the public, clearing the way for next steps on Over the past year, things have been busy on Alaskan Way S! To help fund its waterfront revamp, the city has created a Local Improvement District. SEATTLE WATERFRONT LIVE VIEWS Octopus Cam operates only during daytime. See it embedded below or at this link. When the North Surface Streets and Battery Street Tunnel work concludes, that previously long checklist will be down to just two: rebuilding Alaskan Way (the project overseen and managed by City of Seattle’s Office of the Waterfront), and the South Access Surface Streets Connections project near Seattle’s stadiums. Friends of Waterfront Seattle PO Box 21272 Seattle, WA 98111 Phone: (206) 866-6817 Waterfront Seattle is led and managed by the City of Seattle's Office of the Waterfront and Civic Projects. The plans for Seattle’s waterfront boulevard include dedicated bus lanes, but city officials now say they must study leaving them out. In addition to a WSDOT renovation project at Colman Dock, depicted in a video from the Downtown Seattle Association, more than $700 million will be spent transforming the rest of the waterfront.