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Curb Ramps on Yesler!

ADA Improvements Continue We’re happy to report on two new curb ramps on Yesler Way between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, right outside the Pioneer Square Link station entrance. For the longest time, there has been a mid-block crosswalk at this location, with no accessible way to get across for people with disabilities. What’s even more exciting is that these curb ramps were installed with cast iron truncated domes (those pads with all the little bumps before you enter the street). The cast iron meets ADA requirements and fits in with the look and feel of Pioneer Square. This work was […]

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Business & Community Development: February 2016

  Many of you are already familiar with Kinesia Pilates. Christl Marcontell opened her original space in Pioneer Square in 2004 and just moved into the Nord Building at 314 1st Ave S. Kinesia is all about head-to-toe general fitness and agility training for improved athletic performance. In addition to offering “Pilates training to help you do what you want to do everyday”, the new studio includes a retail storefront with quality activewear. Feeling good and looking good – what a lovely addition to the neighborhood! We’re delighted Christl is part of the Pioneer Square story. Karen True karen(at)pioneersquare.org  

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Pioneer Passage Lights

Pioneer Passage Lights

With all the lights up during the holiday season, you may have missed the new permanent lights in Pioneer Passage, the alley located just south of Yesler between First & Occidental.  Overhead LED lights now crisscross the alley from building to building. Planning for the project started back in 2013. For several years residents and businesses have been bringing life to this alley. Before people got involved and started keeping an eye on the alley, illegal dumping was often a common occurrence. Now garbage pick-up is more under control. Planter baskets and art line the alley buildings. Last year Casco Antiguo […]

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Business & Community Development Update: January 2016

Business & Community Development Update: January 2016

Cool businesses. Beautiful spaces. Fabulous people. That’s what we love about Pioneer Square, right? Here are a few new ones to add to your must-see list for this first month of 2016: Estates Wine Room is the latest addition to Occidental Mall. Enjoy a wine-tasting, a glass of wine and nibbles, or buy a bottle of something special to take home. The integration of vineyard photography into the design of the space is also worth seeing. Nirmal’s opened for lunch before the holidays and will start serving dinner on Thursday, January 14. It was worth the wait. The space is beautiful and you’ll […]

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Seattle Police Department Announces “Safe Place” Initiative

Seattle Police Department Announces "Safe Place" Initiative

Is your business a SAFE ZONE? Recently, Seattle’s Chief of Police, Kathleen O’Toole, addressed Seattle business owners, organizations, students and residents to describe the program and gain support. Dear Seattle Business Owners, Organizations, Students and Residents, The Seattle Police Department is proud to announce its new “SPD SAFE PLACE” initiative. This program is specifically designed to reduce hate crimes and harassment involving our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) residents and visitors. It also aims to stop LGBTQ student bullying in Seattle area schools and to encourage the victims of these crimes and harassment to report incidents so that the […]

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Business & Community Development Update: August 2015

As summer winds down, businesses are ramping up to begin build-outs for their spaces. Flatstick Pub is bringing an indoor mini golf course with a fabulous selection of locally-sourced beers to the basement of the Pacific Commercial Building (aka Furuya Building) at 2nd Ave S & S Main St. Gary Manuel Salon is moving from Belltown to Pioneer Square! They’ve leased the long-vacant space at 2nd Ave & James St in the Collins Building. They plan to open in early 2016. The Estate Wine Room will bring a collection of fine Washington wines to their tasting room at 307 Occidental […]

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New Neighborhood Banners & Visitor Guides

New Neighborhood Banners & Visitor Guides Have you seen the new neighborhood banners? It’s been a few years since Pioneer Square has updated its lamppost banners and look how they pop! Our banners let visitors know they are cruising through Seattle’s Original ‘hood since 1852, Pioneer Square. Also, be on lookout for our freshly printed neighborhood visitor guide. It boasts an incredible business roster of Pioneer Square and provides a map by categories like restaurants, retail, attractions and more! If you’re interested in grabbing some visitor guides for your guests and office please email  info@pioneersquare.org and someone will swing a […]

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Public Safety Survey & Street Civility in Pioneer Square

Public Safety Survey & Street Civility in Pioneer Square

Public Safety & Street Civility in Pioneer Square On Tuesday August 11th, 2015 we conducted a Public Safety Open House to continue the conversation about public safety and street civility in Pioneer Square. We had a great turnout, but the conversation didn’t stop there! We also created a brief online survey which closed August 21st to hear more opinions on how to make a safer Pioneer Square. On behalf of the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the Pioneer Square BIA, and the Pioneer Square Residents Council we thank you for sharing your concerns and ideas. Your input was vitally important and will be key in developing […]

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Send Pioneer Square Visitors to DowntownSeattleParking.com

Send Pioneer Square Visitors to DowntownSeattleParking.com

Do your customers, clients, or vendors visit your business in Pioneer Square? You can help neighborhood visitors find low-rate parking by spreading the word about DowntownSeattleParking.com. The Alliance for Pioneer Square is partnering with WSDOT, the City of Seattle, Downtown Seattle Association and nearby parking garages to offer parking spaces for just $3/hour, up to four hours. In Pioneer Square – Stadium Place Garage, First & Columbia and the Butler Garage are all part of the affordable parking program. This means cheap and available parking is plentiful within a few blocks of your destination. You can help by posting a […]

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Pushing for a more accessible Pioneer Square

Pushing for a more accessible Pioneer Square

Pushing for a more accessible Pioneer Square In January, the Alliance reported on the new Jackson Street sidewalk repair, a community-led effort to repair one of the most traveled entries into Pioneer Square. This effort was a result of the International Sustainability Institute’s Active Streets Report. The report listed over 40 inaccessible spots in the neighborhood, one of which was the Jackson Street sidewalk. While we are chipping away at improvements, many more repairs are necessary to link transit and destinations for everyone. Since that time, we learned of a Seattleite working diligently to make Pioneer Square accessible. Frustrated by […]

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