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TK Art of the City Street Fair + Call for Volunteers

TK Art of the City Street Fair + Call for Volunteers

Calling all lovers of art, music, food, and dancing in the streets!  The Tashiro-Kaplan Building is celebrating its 10th Anniversary on Saturday, August 2 by closing down Prefontaine Pl S and filling it with creative juice.  We need a little help from our friends and admirers to throw this party, if you can pitch in a couple hours of your time we’ll make it worth your while. Volunteers are needed for security, staging, and guiding guests through the amazing array of delights throughout the building and in the street.  Shifts run all day from 7am to 10pm, for just a […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – July 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – July 2014

Contractor announces details of repair work plan for the SR 99 tunneling machine Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, has always been big. The focus now is on rebuilding Bertha and making her better, according to a new repair work plan unveiled Monday, June 16, by Seattle Tunnel Partners, our design-build contractor for the SR 99 Tunnel Project. STP’s work plan (pdf 4.8 Mb), which is illustrated in a new animation (view on YouTube), contains four major repair and enhancement elements: Replacing the damaged seal system with a more robust system Replacing the main bearing Installing enhanced monitoring systems Adding steel […]

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Business & Community Development Update – July 2014

Business & Community Development Update - July 2014

The amount of activity in the neighborhood is dizzying. New leases are getting signed, spaces are in build-out mode, and doors are opening for business. Sidewalk cafes are popping up just in time for our long-awaited summer. The farmers market, ArtsParks installations, and buskers are back in the parks. And the World Cup is bringing people together in bars, restaurants, conference rooms, lobbies, and Nord Alley. Where else could you possibly want to be right now? The new Pioneer Square Map & Guide will be out soon, but here’s a head start on what’s new and unfolding. While it’s easy […]

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Parks & Gateways Project Jumps a Hurdle

Parks & Gateways Project Jumps a Hurdle

Pioneer Square’s Parks and Gateways Working with a dynamic group of volunteers, the Alliance submitted a grant request to hire a consultant to lead the neighborhood through a process to create a concept plan for our eleven parks and gateways. Our end goal is to then develop a master design plan for one of them. The grant application was submitted to the City’s Department of Neighborhoods (DON) for $100,000. We recently learned that DON’s Citywide Review Team made a recommendation to the Mayor, City Council and the City Neighborhood Council to make the full award. Barring any unforeseen disapproval, we’re […]

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Pike Place Express Market Returns to Pioneer Square

Pike Place Express Market Returns to Pioneer Square

It’s back! The Pike Place Market Express Market has returned to Pioneer Square for a second year, making fresh produce easily accessible throughout the entire summer! The Express markets bring the Market’s fresh, local produce to Seattle residents and workers via “pop-up” markets one-day a week from June to the first week of October. Fruits, vegetables, fresh flowers and more are available weekly. You can sign up for a weekly “fresh sheet” update here and information regarding each week’s farmers and other news will be sent directly to your inbox. The Express Market also offers a Fresh Bucks Program and SNAP, […]

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Occidental Park Programming Suggestions

Occidental Park Programming Suggestions

Occidental Park Community Charrette Presentation from TheAllianceForPioneerSquare Dan Biederman, of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures, is the force behind the revitalization of Bryant Park in New York.  The Alliance for Pioneer Square began working with Dan and his staff in April to develop a business and activation plan for Occidental Park. Our partners include The Seattle Parks Foundation, Friends of Waterfront Seattle, the Downtown Seattle Association and the Metropolitan Improvement District, and the City of Seattle Parks and Planning and Development. This work was generously funded by the RD Merrill Company, with many hours of staff time from the Alliance and partner […]

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DSA Names Leslie Smith 2014 Downtown Champion

DSA Names Leslie Smith 2014 Downtown Champion

Award presented at Downtown Seattle Association Annual Meeting SEATTLE –The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) has named Alliance for Pioneer Square Executive Director Leslie Smith as the recipient of the 2014 Downtown Champion Award at today’s DSA 56th Annual Meeting. The award was presented in recognition of Smith’s ongoing commitment to Downtown Seattle and for her leadership in the revitalization of Pioneer Square, which this past year has welcomed hundreds of new residential units and numerous new businesses, including eight new bars and restaurants, with another seven expected to open in the coming year. Each year the DSA presents the Downtown […]

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Public Safety Open House

Public Safety Open House

CALL TO ACTION Public Safety Open House Thursday, June 12 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM 301 Occidental Ave. S Please join the Alliance for Pioneer Square, the Pioneer Square BIA, and the Pioneer Square Residents Council to share your concerns and ideas about public safety in our neighborhood. Your input is vitally important and will be key in developing a multifaceted set of strategies regarding street civility and public safety. Those strategies will include: Advocacy with the Mayor, Police Chief, City Departments and the City Council Implementation of tools and strategies for neighborhood residents and businesses Communication strategies Help us […]

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Historic Districts are Older, Smaller, Better

Historic Districts are Older, Smaller, Better

I always knew I liked historic neighborhoods better than others because of the way they make me feel. A new report by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Preservation Green Lab takes a deeper look into why many of us feel that way. Older, Smaller, Better studied historic districts around the country, including Seattle’s own Chinatown/International District and the Pike Pine Corridor. Among their findings: 1/ Older, smaller buildings provide space for a strong local economy 2/ Older business districts provide affordable, flexible space for entrepreneurs of all backgrounds 3/ The creative economy thrives in older mixed-use neighborhoods 4/ […]

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A Big Thank You!

A Big Thank You!

We raised $89,317 during GiveBIG for 2014! And that’s before the stretch pool match! (We’ll find out what the match is next week.) This is truly an exciting time to be in Pioneer Square making things happen, especially with the support of the community behind us. We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you. What’s next? We’re updating the neighborhood plan! Tell us what you want to see in Pioneer Square. Submit an idea or several. Check Pioneer Square 2020 for updates on our progress. Thanks for being part of the solution!

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Alliance for Pioneer Square
310 1st Ave S, Suite 201
Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 667-0687
Website: http://allianceforpioneersquare.org/
Email: info@pioneersquare.org

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