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Business & Community Development Update- March 2015

The energy in the neighborhood is palpable, a great feeling as spring unfolds in Pioneer Square. The reasons are many: • Intrigue Chocolate Co. has signed the lease on the new retail space just east of the intersection of Jackson and Occidental. Owners Aaron Barthel and Karl Mueller currently operate from a small kitchen down Washington street west of 1st avenue on the second floor of a historic building. Despite being a bit tricky to find, their walk-in traffic has grown to exceed the small shop’s capacity. A dedicated street-level shop will give them more room for their conversational-style retail […]

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Save the Date! Pioneer Square Spring Clean 2015 is May 16th

Please mark your calendar for Saturday May 16th, the annual Pioneer Square Spring Clean. If you want to get involved individually or bring a team of workers please contact Carl@pioneersquare.org. More details to come.

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Interurban Building Installs New Alley Lighting

Next time you pass by the alley next to Tat’s Delicatessen off Yesler, look up at the new alley light fixtures on the Interurban Building. These new attractive lights replace the standard wall packs.  Grant Wojahn, Quote Wizard and Pioneer Square BIA Board, headed up the project to make the alley a safe and pleasant route. Grant took on everything from applying to the Pioneer Square Preservation Board, negotiating with the building owner on permission and costs, and managing the contractor. The project also involved cleaning up old unused wires and conduit on the building façade. The project drew inspiration […]

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Business & Community Development Update – February 2015

The lease is signed and the process of build-out has begun at 111 S. Jackson. Galvanize will be a technology campus for students and start-ups. They will also host events. Galvanize will be occupying the entire building, with the exception of the retail spaces at street level – Dry Soda on 1st Ave S and the currently vacant space on the corner of 1st Ave S & S Jackson. We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.   Artifact Gallery is opening their doors for this month’s First Thursday at 313 First Ave S. Joshua Majchrzak, the gallery owner, […]

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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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