March 11

Coming Soon: Lake Union Piers

The area formerly known as Chandler’s Cove is growing into something special.

The South Lake Union neighborhood isn’t done growing yet. One of the newest revitalization efforts announced in SLU is Lake Union Piers, a project encompassing 60,000 square feet of commercial space across four buildings at the former Chandler’s Cove site. Built in the late 1980s, Chandler’s Cove is best known for hosting the Boats Afloat Show, its commercial marina, and bevy of lakeside dining.

Aerial view of South Lake Union.

This lakeside destination is getting a big makeover by Vulcan Real Estate, The Miller Hull Partnership, and Abbott Construction. Phase one of the project commenced in January 2022 and is slated for completion this fall, with phase two expected to wrap up in fall 2023.

“We have the opportunity to reinvigorate this iconic piece of Lake Union real estate and reimagine it to complement the energy of the surrounding neighborhood,” said Ada M. Healey, chief real estate officer for Vulcan. “Lake Union Piers will be a place for visitors and locals to connect to Seattle’s Lake Union and experience this one-of-a-kind lakefront experience.”

Visitors can expect as much as 8,000 square feet of dedicated outdoor dining space, 5,700 square feet of flexible outdoor events space, gorgeous native landscaping, improved public seating areas, and new food and drink options. Tenants that are already signed on at Lake Union Piers include Daniel’s Broiler, Waterway Cruises and Events, and Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, with more on the way.

Rendering of a new lake front revitalization, Lake Union Piers.

Additional Lake Union Piers highlights:

  • Lake view terraces with modern seating, shoreline plantings, and outdoor patios
  • A lakefront plaza and event space
  • A lakefront promenade with generous seating
  • Improved parking and drop-offs
  • Connection to the Lake Union’s Cheshiahud Loop

With the Museum of History and Industry, The Center for Wooden Boats, and Lake Union Park already anchored to the southern end of the Lake Union, the addition of the revitalized Lake Union Piers will make the shores of Shores Lake Union a cultural destination in the neighborhood.

To learn more about Lake Union Piers or to inquire about leasing opportunities, visit lakeunionpiers.com.

Story by Ethan Chung & photo by Patrick Bennett, renderings courtesy Vulcan Real Estate.


Bluebill

Boeing’s first plane flies from Lake Union in 1916