Request for Proposals: Washington Street Boat Landing Retail and Food Vending Opportunity

The City of Seattle, Alliance for Pioneer Square, and Friends of Waterfront Seattle are seeking a retail/F&B tenant for the historic and newly restored Washington Street Boat Landing. Located at the south end of the new Central Waterfront, adjacent to Habitat Beach (opening summer, 2023), just south of Colman Dock, on the route to Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park, and at the west boundary of Pioneer Square, the boat landing is an iconic structure that will benefit as a retail/F&B venue from high levels of foot traffic year-round.

The Boat Landing has been identified as a small business incubation. The site has scale and amenity limitations and should provide an adjunct or complementary retail/F&B use to an existing neighborhood business. The tenant will steward the historic space, and its outdoor grounds, and may oversee ancillary uses (such as pop-ups, non-competing food carts, art showcases, or entertainment.) The Boat Landing contains approximately 350 SF of interior space and 850 SF of covered exterior space.