WSDOT - Contract Ad and Award - Project Information

SR 520, Montlake Neighborhood, Seattle - Neighborhood Market/Mobile Food Service Opportunity

  • County: King
  • For additional information and to receive updates on this project, please direct your inquiries to the project team:
    Phone: 206-770-3500


Are you interested in opening a small market or mobile business to serve the Montlake neighborhood during Montlake Project construction? WSDOT wants to hear from you! The Washington State Department of Transportation is providing an opportunity for a vendor to establish and operate a small community market or mobile food service in the area of the Montlake Market in 2020.

For many years the Montlake Market provided services to the Montlake neighborhood as well as travelers through the busy interchange. With the scheduled closing of the Montlake Market at the end of 2019, WSDOT will use much of the property to complete construction work and permanent improvements related to the Montlake Project. In hopes of offering a reliable, community-focused service in place of the market, this unique opportunity is now available.

Update: RFP submital period closed

As of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, the proposal submittal period for this opportunity is closed. Thank you to all who sent in questions, attended the Jan. 28 information session, and/or submitted a proposal. Per the RFP document, WSDOT plans to publish the award decision by Friday, March 13, 2020, on the WSDOT Ad & Award page, with a public notification in the SR 520 email updates to follow.



  • Q&A 1 (pdf 116kb) Posted 1/17/2020
  • Q&A 2 (pdf 89kb) Posted 1/24/2020
  • Q&A 3 (pdf 124kb) Posted 1/31/2020
  • Q&A 4 (pdf 139 kb) Posted 2/7/2020
  • Q&A 5 (pdf 201 kb) Posted 2/14/2020

Project Information Available

Last Updated: February 24, 2020