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New Accessible Sidewalk on Jackson Street

New Accessible Sidewalk on Jackson Street

You may have recently noticed the new sidewalk on Jackson Street on your way to and from Pioneer Square. Thanks to a community and city effort, this stretch of sidewalk on Jackson from 2nd Ave S to 3rd Ave S is now accessible for everyone to travel. Not only was this sidewalk slanted as high as 17% grade, the tall alley curb made it impossible for anyone using a wheelchair or pushing deliveries to access. Stories of people tripping and delivery drivers taking the street into oncoming traffic were common. With up to 380,000 people traveling into Pioneer Square’s transit […]

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Update to the Neighborhood – January 2015

Update to the Neighborhood - January 2015

Happy New Year Everyone, let’s start the year with some appreciations. We really appreciate all the BIA members who attended our annual meeting December 12th. It was great fun to call out our successes and look forward to strong initiatives for 2015. Because the press LOVES all the new businesses we decided to appreciate the long term businesses that have made Pioneer Square the great neighborhood that it is. We did a shout out (including gifts) to the folks in the room who had their businesses in the neighborhood the longest. Again, we want to acknowledge Craig Bunker of Nordic […]

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Business & Community Development Update – January 2015

Business & Community Development Update - January 2015

Before talking about new businesses coming to our neighborhood, I’d like to thank and acknowledge the businesses who set up shop in Pioneer Square before the rest of the city was talking about us. They saw the potential, made the investments, took the risks, and made it work. If I didn’t think readers would roll their eyes from the repetitiveness, I’d start every announcement of a new business with a tip-of-the-hat to these people. Thank you. Now a few updates… Openings: It was worth the wait. Elm Coffee is now open in the Furuya Building at 2nd Ave S & […]

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A Safety Reminder from Puget Sound Energy

A Safety Reminder from Puget Sound Energy

Dear residents and businesses of Pioneer Square: ​​ It’s always a good thing to know what natural gas smells like and what to do if you suspect a leak. That’s why PSE regularly sponsors public service announcements regarding gas safety. With the recent reports of ground settlement in some areas of Pioneer Square, which could affect underground utilities, we’d like to remind you of some basic safety tips and tell you what we’re doing to ensure the safety of the natural gas system in the neighborhood. PSE regularly inspects the pipes, meters and other equipment that bring natural gas to […]

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A Message from WSDOT Regarding Ground Settlement

A Message from WSDOT Regarding Ground Settlement

Good afternoon, I wanted to send a quick note to let you know the latest information about settlement in Pioneer Square. We have told you about our settlement monitoring system that we installed as part of the SR 99 Tunnel Project. As we publicly announced last Friday, STP surveyors detected over one inch of ground settlement near the pit Seattle Tunnel Partners is building to access and repair the tunneling machine. We have also seen settlement on the Alaskan Way Viaduct and some of the buildings that we are monitoring; the amount of settlement lessens in the surrounding area. Most […]

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Tunnel Project Update

Tunnel Project Update

WSDOT and Seattle Tunnel Partners conducted additional survey work early Sunday morning (12/7/2014) to further assess the amount and extent of settlement that recently occurred on and near the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Some of the data was inconclusive and analysis is still underway; however, WSDOT observed that a small amount of differential settlement is occurring near the access pit. Differential settlement is when the ground settles unevenly over an area. When the ground settles evenly or uniformly over an area, there is less risk of damage. The additional survey work did not find that the differential settlement has caused any […]

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Update to the Neighborhood December 2014

Update to the Neighborhood December 2014

Happy December Everyone. Let the Festivities Begin! Tis the season. Shopping for the holidays? Shopping for yourself? Support your neighborhoods old and new. First Thursday! Visit your favorite venues, see art, buy art, enjoy. Shop the Square! Visit the participating stores, shop local, support the neighborhood. More information here. Annual BIA Meeting! Save the Date. The annual BIA meeting, open to all ratepayers in good standing is Friday, December 12th from 4-5:30 at Altstadt. Please join us in a celebration of all we have accomplished, look forward to 2015, and raise a glass of holiday cheer. RSVP here. And Pioneer Square Howlidays! Back by […]

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Downtown Streetcar Open House Tomorrow (11/19/14)

Downtown Streetcar Open House Tomorrow (11/19/14)

SDOT is holding an open house on the Center City Streetcar project tomorrow evening – covering the City Council approved segment that would tie the South Lake Union and the First Hill streetcar lines together. The open house will be from 5:00 – 7:30 PM, Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 85 Pike Street, on the 3rd floor of the Economy Building. This streetcar line will operate in its own lane on First Avenue (to ensure fast, reliable service) with trains arriving every 5 minutes. Stops are planned near Pike Place Market, the Marion Street Bridge to the ferries at Colman […]

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Update to the Neighborhood – November 2014

Update to the Neighborhood - November 2014

Staff Hats off to Seattle Magazine for recognizing what we have long known. We are delighted with their selection of our very own Karen True and Kevin Daniels as two of Seattle’s most influential people of 2014 for their work in Pioneer Square. See the full article here. Many congratulations for a well-deserved recognition. We also welcome a new office manager to the Alliance, Carly Fromdahl joined us last week taking on all things office administration. Please join us in welcoming her to the neighborhood and the Alliance, great things ahead! Street Civility Our work on street civility and public […]

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Business & Community Update – November 2014

Business & Community Update - November 2014

Just a quick post this month to make absolutely-certain you know what’s happening in the neighborhood. Sprout is open in the Florence Building, right next to Smith Tower on 2nd Ave. Healthy eating never tasted so good. Owners, Mike and Jen Kelly, are also Pioneer Square residents. Though they aren’t open quite yet, we can get our first peek at what’s coming at Good Bar at 2nd Ave S & S Main St now that the paper is off the windows. It’s jaw-dropping gorgeous. It won’t be long now. Che Sara Sara opened this past weekend in the Grand Central […]

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