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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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Drop-in info sessions on Yesler Way Bridge rehab project

Drop-in info sessions on Yesler Way Bridge rehab project

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be holding drop-in information sessions regarding the Yesler Way Bridge rehabilitation project for the Pioneer Square community in November. The Yesler Way Bridge was built in 1910 and must now be renovated to meet safety and historic preservation guidelines. The project is at the 60% design stage and SDOT is reaching out to property owners, businesses, and residents to share information and discuss potential impacts to the community. Join us at the following community drop-in sessions: November 12, 3-6 pm – Union Station (401 S Jackson St) November 13, 11 am – 1 […]

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Business & Community Development Update – October 2014

Business & Community Development Update - October 2014

The doors to Velouria opened last Friday in their beautiful space at Stadium Place. Cat and Chika, Velouria owners, borrowed our big scissors and ribbon to do a proper ribbon cutting. When you stop by to introduce yourself and check out their gorgeous clothes, you’ll also notice the interior door connecting them to Cone & Steiner. Such fun. Other recent openings include Fleurt (Sam and the gang used our scissors, too), Drygoods Design, and Quality Athletics. Rumor has it that Clementines might be open in time for tonight’s Art Walk. We’re thrilled about the direction of retail in our neighborhood. […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – September 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update - September 2014

Milepost 31 Speaker Series Bertha and Progress on the SR 99 Tunnel Project Seattle Tunnel Partners, the contractor hired by WSDOT to design and build the SR 99 tunnel, is working to repair the SR 99 tunneling machine. Join us to learn more about STP’s plan to resume tunneling by the end of March 2015, and learn about the other work happening to replace the viaduct. 6 – 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 Milepost 31, 211 First Ave. S., Seattle Admission is free.   Seattle Tunnel Partners progress update: Construction of the access pit’s underground walls wraps up, preparation for […]

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