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Neighborhood Hero: Jeff Lilley

Neighborhood Hero: Jeff Lilley

Throughout Pioneer Square, there are heroes working to make the neighborhood a better place. GiveBIG and the Alliance for Pioneer Square honors our neighborhood heroes. Jeff Lilley is the President of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Most people only see the line outside the Union Gospel Mission in Pioneer Square, so here’s a snapshot of what is going on inside over the past year: 768,000 meals were served 21,000 counseling sessions 193, 242 nights of shelter 35 beds of medical respite working directly with Harborview and Swedish Hospital 7,728 blankets given out 1,500 individuals served in the dental clinic 608 individuals served […]

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Neighborhood Hero: Jane Richlovsky

Neighborhood Hero: Jane Richlovsky

Throughout Pioneer Square, there are heroes working to make the neighborhood a great place to be. GiveBIG and the Alliance for Pioneer Square honors our neighborhood heroes. Jane Richlovsky is the founder of ’57 Biscayne, a 13-studio artist space on the corner of 1st Avenue & Cherry Street in Pioneer Square. Jane is a former tenant of the 619 Western art building which was shut down due to seismic safety concerns. The 619 Western was legendary for its contribution to Pioneer Square’s First Thursday art walk and many were sad to see it go, but Jane wanted to create something positive out […]

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One Big Reason to GiveBIG to the Alliance on May 6th

One Big Reason to GiveBIG to the Alliance on May 6th

The Seattle Foundation’s annual day of charitable giving – GiveBIG – is on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. If you plan to make a donation to the Alliance for Pioneer Square this year, please give on May 6th to make your donation stretch further. Any donations made through the Seattle Foundation’s website during this 24-hour period (May 6th, midnight to midnight) will be matched by a percentage of a stretch pool fund. That’s right; your donation during GiveBIG will be matched by stretch dollars! Bookmark our donation page on the Seattle Foundation website! But why should I give to the Alliance […]

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Historic South Downtown Funds South Downtown Study

Historic South Downtown Funds South Downtown Study

Historic South Downtown is pleased to announce a funding partnership with the City of Seattle in support of the Seattle Chinatown International District Public Development Authority’s (SCIDPDA) RRIO/URM study that we believe will be of great value to South Downtown neighborhoods. The City of Seattle has adopted a Rental Registration Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) and an Unreinforced Masonry Retrofit (URM) ordinance to require seismic retrofit of URM buildings is anticipated later in the year.  Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International District (CID) will be particularly impacted by these policies. Together, the neighborhoods contain approximately 15 percent of all unreinforced masonry buildings in […]

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Walking Audit Identifies Opportunities in PSQ

Two years ago more than 40 people – residents, businesses, property owners and city staff gathered in Occidental Park. Our goal: to understand what make Pioneer Square a great place and to identify the opportunities to make it better. You came up with a list then, and ISI, working with the Alliance, has brought in more than $1 million to make those changes. So, we plan to repeat our success, with the help of Feet First, the Alliance and you at the annual Spring Clean, to see how our neighborhood has improved and where we still need improvement. We’ll set […]

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Business & Community Development Update – April 2014

Business & Community Development Update - April 2014

I don’t have much to add since last week’s blog, but I’d like to mention briefly a couple of opportunities that remind me why Pioneer Square is such an extraordinary neighborhood: The Spring Clean on Saturday, April 19 is an opportunity for everyone to roll up their sleeves to work side-by-side to make our neighborhood shine. Business owners, property owners, people who work in the neighborhood, people who live in the neighborhood, and people who love the neighborhood all have a vested interest in Pioneer Square. Behind-the-scenes planning has been underway for weeks so the event will be organized. We’ll […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – April 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update - April 2014

Milepost 31 Events First Thursday Speaker Series – Bertha and Progress on the SR 99 Tunnel Project April 3, 2014 6 – 6:30 p.m. You’ve been hearing a lot lately about our efforts to replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct. This is a big, complex undertaking. And as we all know, we’ve encountered some challenges. Join us this Thursday at Milepost 31 as speakers from WSDOT and our tunnel contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), explain what’s being done to address these challenges and get Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, moving again. Speakers: Matt Preedy, WSDOT’s deputy administrator […]

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Community Takes a Stand for Compassion

Community Takes a Stand for Compassion

March 15 Beating of Homeless Man Sparks a Plea for Respect, Resources for City’s Most Vulnerable SEATTLE – (March 26, 2014) – The March 15 beating of a homeless man who was sleeping on the Seattle Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Pioneer Square, has rallied a diverse cross-section of individuals and organizations who are holding a “Stand for Compassion” gathering from 5:30 – 7p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 27 near where the attack took place in Occidental Square. The event is a call for community conversation and engagement – intended to raise broad-based awareness about the need for greater respect toward Seattle’s […]

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All of the Above: What’s Behind the Revitalization of PSQ

All of the Above: What's Behind the Revitalization of PSQ

I’m the first to say that I’ve got the best gig in town. People seem most intrigued by the “retail recruitment” aspect of my work for good reason. What’s not to like about being the neighborhood matchmaker? I get to connect brilliant retail and restaurant businesses with fabulous spaces in our beautiful historic district. Beat that. It’s not about filling vacant street level spaces with whomever is ready to sign a lease. Far from it. It’s about finding those quality, intriguing, and relevant retail businesses that will make Pioneer Square an even better place to live, work, and visit. The […]

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Pioneer Square Spring Clean 2014

Pioneer Square Spring Clean 2014

  **Date change alert: Due to weather forecasts, Spring Clean is rescheduled for Saturday, May 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience.   Volunteer for the Pioneer Square Spring Clean! Great things are happening in Pioneer Square, yet there is still a lot of work to do! Be part of the solution and join us on Saturday, May 17th for the annual Pioneer Square Spring Clean. Help brighten up the neighborhood! Open registration ends at 5 PM on May 9th. Event Details Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Occidental Park – S Main St & Occidental Ave […]

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