In February 2020, the Alliance had just completed the Your Pioneer Square: 2025 Strategic Plan, which was the culmination of seven months of planning and community engagement. This plan was to direct the Alliance’s focus for the next five years as the neighborhood navigates large-scale infrastructure projects and responds to everyday challenges.
As we made preparations to release the plan to the public, our world was hit with a pandemic, and forced changes to our neighborhood landscape that we could not have imagined. Businesses closed, some temporarily, and some permanently. Office workers were instructed to begin working from home for an indefinite amount of time. Events and gatherings were cancelled and tourism ground to a halt.
The Alliance postponed the release of the strategic plan as we focused on immediate response to these drastic changes. The COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan is meant to tell the story of what we have done, what we are doing, and what we plan to do for the 18-month period immediately following the pandemic shut down. Your Pioneer Square: 2025 Strategic Plan outlines our organization’s strategy in concordance with the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan and beyond.
We believe the spirit of Pioneer Square is built upon ingenuity and resilience in the face of great challenges. Despite the multitude of pressures, the neighborhood will thrive. The Alliance is dedicated to stewarding both plans forward. By leading, convening, and supporting our partners, we have a clear roadmap to get there together.
We now present our stakeholders with both Your Pioneer Square: 2025 Strategic Plan and COVID-19 Pandemic Response Plan: