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Milepost 31 Speakers Series – Bertha and Progress on the SR 99 Tunnel Project

Milepost 31 Speakers Series – Bertha and Progress on the SR 99 Tunnel Project

You’ve been hearing a lot lately about WSDOT’s efforts to replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct (AWV). This is a big, complex undertaking. And as we all know, we’ve encountered some challenges. Join Matt Preedy, AWV Deputy Program Administrator, as he explains how WSDOT and STP are addressing these challenges and what the plan is to get Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, moving again. Thursday, March 6, 2014 6 to 6:30 p.m. Milepost 31 211 First Ave. S. Seattle Admission is free. After the talk, be sure to leave enough time to explore the rest of the […]

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Seattle City Light Increasing Electrical Capacity Along 1st Avenue

Seattle City Light Increasing Electrical Capacity Along 1st Avenue

Updated Information: Seattle City Light plans to pull in new underground power lines along 1st Avenue from King Street to Washington Street on Wednesday, February 26 and then from Washington Street to Cherry Street on Wednesday, March 5. We want you to know about the work and its impacts. What:                  Several-day job, pulling and splicing cable Why:                    Upgrading our system to increase electrical capacity and reliability Where:               Vaults located in parking lane on west side of First Avenue from King Street to Washington Street and from Washington Street to Cherry Street. See maps on reverse side. When:                 Pulling […]

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Waterfront/Realized Event at Impact HUB

Waterfront/Realized Event at Impact HUB

WATERFRONT/REALIZED––a preview of Waterfront Seattle’s 30% design milestone with landscape architect James Corner Hosted by Friends of Waterfront Seattle Tuesday, March 4, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM At The Impact HUB in Pioneer Square Tickets: $10 GET $5 OFF! Enter “ APS ”! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND PURCHASE TICKETS Curious about our central waterfront’s exciting future? Join Friends of Waterfront Seattle for a special presentation of the 30% design unveiling for Waterfront Seattle with dim sum and beer on March 4th at The Impact HUB in Pioneer Square. Achieving 30% design is a major milestone of the project’s maturation from concept to reality, allowing for the implementation of the public space plan to move forward. As one of the largest […]

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Seattle Neighborhood Summit

Seattle Neighborhood Summit

Update: The Neighborhood Summit has been moved from the Seattle Center Pavilion Room to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall to accommodate more participants. Please update your plans. As part of his first 100 days in office, Mayor Ed Murray is holding a Neighborhood Summit at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Saturday, April 5th, 9 am to 1 pm. Neighborhood community leaders and members are invited to come and discuss how the City of Seattle can improve the way it works with neighborhoods. “I want to build strong relationships with the leaders of these neighborhoods and community members and keep […]

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SDOT asks for public input on parking pay stations

SDOT asks for public input on parking pay stations

The Seattle Department of Transportation plans to replace all its parking pay stations between the summer of 2014 and the end of 2016 with new technology. A one-month on-street trial will take place from February 14 to March 14, along Fourth Avenue between Stewart and Bell streets.  There will be seven different models being tested, from four different vendors. During this time, SDOT invites the public to provide feedback regarding the aesthetics, ease of use and overall impression of each of the pay station models by completing a survey available online at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/parking/newpaystations.htm. New technology will provide a higher level […]

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Reynolds Work Release residents volunteer for Pioneer Square Spring Clean

Reynolds Work Release residents volunteer for Pioneer Square Spring Clean

The residents at Reynolds Work Release located at 410 4th Avenue in Seattle are excited to participate in the upcoming Spring Clean-Up in Pioneer Square! The program at Reynolds encourages all residents to take pride in their surrounding community and lend a hand to the neighborhood. Reynolds Work Release helps offenders with a successful transition from prison back into their community with an array of services focused on finding and retaining employment, reconnecting with families, overcoming substance abuse and other issues, and becoming productive members of society. The program is operated by Pioneer Human Services, an entrepreneurial human service organization […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – February 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update - February 2014

It’s been a busy start to 2014 with the opening of the South Atlantic Street overpass and crews working to get Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, digging again.  Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to: Milepost 31 Speaker Series: Learn about the South Atlantic Street overpass On Monday, Jan. 27, we opened a new overpass to the west of Seattle’s stadiums, just south of Pioneer Square. The overpass allows traffic to bypass a busy railroad track that crosses South Atlantic Street. Before the overpass, train activity often blocked traffic for extended periods, which not only slowed truckers traveling […]

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ADA Ramps for Pioneer Square

ADA Ramps for Pioneer Square

To address the need to make Pioneer Square’s historic streets meet 21st century ADA standards, the International Sustainability Institute (ISI) and the Alliance for Pioneer Square are working to identify sidewalks in need of curb cuts and repair. Through this program, business owner Michael Lindsey applied for the construction of an ADA accessible ramp in front of his business, Laguna Pottery (pictured right) and is the first to do so. Thanks to the Neighborhood Park & Street Fund for funding these fixes. ISI’s Active Streets Report informed and guided this process with consultant Randy Earle, neighborhood resident and founder of […]

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Update to the Neighborhood – February 2014

Update to the Neighborhood - February 2014

Seattle is off to a great start in 2014! A big congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks on their win. It’s been fun seeing signs of the 12th man in and around the neighborhood over the last couple of weeks – from Daniel’s Development’s massive lit up “12” in the North Lot to some pretty nifty work with sticky notes on the corner of 1st Ave & Cherry Street, Pioneer Square has been showing its pride. Tomorrow’s parade will be a great celebration and we are looking forward to seeing so many fans in Pioneer Square. We hope this is just […]

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Community & Business Development Update – February 2014

Community & Business Development Update - February 2014

This week it’s all about the Seahawks, as it should be. Yet there’s more to look forward to in Pioneer Square in the weeks and months to come… Taylor Shellfish signed the lease for a new space in the Washington Shoe Building, a few doors south of Rain Shadow Meats. Many chefs and restaurateurs have been eyeing this space and we couldn’t be more thrilled that Taylor Shellfish snapped it up. We’ll keep you posted as plans unfold. Dean Haugen, owner of The New Orleans Creole Restaurant, is now in the midst of a major renovation that will make the […]

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