Chris implements the Alliance for Pioneer Square’s marketing and communication strategy. Chris utilizes a diversity and equity lens to tell the Pioneer Square community’s story through various digital and print communication channels. Chris honors the authenticity that Pioneer Square exudes by finding innovative approaches to amplify the neighborhood’s ethos.
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In April 2019, the Alliance for Pioneer Square contracted with PlaceEconomics to produce a report outlining the issues facing Pioneer Square’s urban environment and propose ideas that may be useful in responding to the issue identified. The report was funded by “Only in Seattle” grant from the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development to bring in Donovan Rypkema and Briana Grosicki from PlaceEconomics to talk to stakeholders, assess and articulate the issues, and offer ideas about possible next steps. PlaceEconomics are renowned experts in historic preservation and economics. Stakeholders included Alliance staff and board members, historic preservation experts, City staff, residents, developers, and property owners. The rehabilitation of historic buildings in Pioneer Square remains a challenging issue in our neighborhood. With successful renovations complete or underway in some buildings, others stand vacant as examples of “demolition by neglect”. We are committed to moving this work forward and it will be part of our strategic plan.
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Chris Woodward is the newest staff member of the Alliance for Pioneer Square. He adds to the organization a diverse skill set including marketing and communication strategy development, social media community management, and project management. As Marketing Manager, Chris helms the Alliance for Pioneer Square’s social media, email communications, website management, amongst other duties.
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You can help drive design decisions for both a new Pioneer Park and King Street Station Plaza! The Alliance for Pioneer Square is currently asking members of the community to take a brief online survey. This is an exciting opportunity to weigh in on how to reinvigorate these spaces and reconnect with what makes them so great. UPDATE: The survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who completed the questions and provided feedback. We will be reviewing those insights to help inform future discussions around the design of these parks.
This open house is part of the Parks and Gateways Project, led by the Alliance for Pioneer Square. The goal of the project is to create a full system of parks and public spaces that are inspiring, active, and inclusive for all. Find project details here: