The New Pike Place MarketFront is Coming

We’re transforming a surface parking lot into more of the Market to love and share – take a look:

  • Aerial photo of MarketFront construction, which continues on schedule. Grand Opening is scheduled for spring 2017.

History Gallery

Take a peek into the MarketFront’s past:

  • 1903 – Tunnel Construction North Portal (University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections)

The site of the future Pike Place MarketFront was home to the Municipal Market Building, the original home of Bavarian Meats.

In 1974, a fire destroyed the Municipal Market building. For 40 years the Market explored options to rebuild this site, but because of the active Burlington Northern Santa Fe train tunnel underneath the site, original plans to rebuild on the site were long shelved due to the cost of construction over the tunnel.

Now, 40 years later, the Market is able to complete the vision to rebuild this site due to plans to demolish the Viaduct. Replacement parking funds from the City of Seattle and Washington State are driving the timing and funding of the new MarketFront project.

Yet, Pike Place Market still needs $9 million in private philanthropy to complete the project. That’s where YOU can help! Write your name into Market History.



Video Gallery

Learn more about the new MarketFront and hear testimonials from our Market “Pikelebrities.”

Help Grow the Market You Love



Every dollar donated to the Pike Up! campaign funds:


Our fundraising total contributes to the overall $73 million project budget, which includes funding from City of Seattle, the Pike Place Market PDA, Washington State and and Low-Income Housing Grants.


Write your name into Market History

Thanks to the 


Piggybackers who’ve helped us raise


of our

$9,000,000 goal!
Pike Up! today and join them.

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