The Alliance for Pioneer Square

News

Historic South Downtown Funds South Downtown Study

Historic South Downtown Funds South Downtown Study

Historic South Downtown is pleased to announce a funding partnership with the City of Seattle in support of the Seattle Chinatown International District Public Development Authority’s (SCIDPDA) RRIO/URM study that we believe will be of great value to South Downtown neighborhoods. The City of Seattle has adopted a Rental Registration Inspection Ordinance (RRIO) and an Unreinforced Masonry Retrofit (URM) ordinance to require seismic retrofit of URM buildings is anticipated later in the year.  Pioneer Square and the Chinatown/International District (CID) will be particularly impacted by these policies. Together, the neighborhoods contain approximately 15 percent of all unreinforced masonry buildings in […]

Read more

Walking Audit Identifies Opportunities in PSQ

Two years ago more than 40 people – residents, businesses, property owners and city staff gathered in Occidental Park. Our goal: to understand what make Pioneer Square a great place and to identify the opportunities to make it better. You came up with a list then, and ISI, working with the Alliance, has brought in more than $1 million to make those changes. So, we plan to repeat our success, with the help of Feet First, the Alliance and you at the annual Spring Clean, to see how our neighborhood has improved and where we still need improvement. We’ll set […]

Read more

Business & Community Development Update – April 2014

Business & Community Development Update - April 2014

I don’t have much to add since last week’s blog, but I’d like to mention briefly a couple of opportunities that remind me why Pioneer Square is such an extraordinary neighborhood: The Spring Clean on Saturday, April 19 is an opportunity for everyone to roll up their sleeves to work side-by-side to make our neighborhood shine. Business owners, property owners, people who work in the neighborhood, people who live in the neighborhood, and people who love the neighborhood all have a vested interest in Pioneer Square. Behind-the-scenes planning has been underway for weeks so the event will be organized. We’ll […]

Read more

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – April 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update - April 2014

Milepost 31 Events First Thursday Speaker Series – Bertha and Progress on the SR 99 Tunnel Project April 3, 2014 6 – 6:30 p.m. You’ve been hearing a lot lately about our efforts to replace the State Route 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct. This is a big, complex undertaking. And as we all know, we’ve encountered some challenges. Join us this Thursday at Milepost 31 as speakers from WSDOT and our tunnel contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), explain what’s being done to address these challenges and get Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, moving again. Speakers: Matt Preedy, WSDOT’s deputy administrator […]

Read more

Community Takes a Stand for Compassion

Community Takes a Stand for Compassion

March 15 Beating of Homeless Man Sparks a Plea for Respect, Resources for City’s Most Vulnerable SEATTLE – (March 26, 2014) – The March 15 beating of a homeless man who was sleeping on the Seattle Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Pioneer Square, has rallied a diverse cross-section of individuals and organizations who are holding a “Stand for Compassion” gathering from 5:30 – 7p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 27 near where the attack took place in Occidental Square. The event is a call for community conversation and engagement – intended to raise broad-based awareness about the need for greater respect toward Seattle’s […]

Read more

All of the Above: What’s Behind the Revitalization of PSQ

All of the Above: What's Behind the Revitalization of PSQ

I’m the first to say that I’ve got the best gig in town. People seem most intrigued by the “retail recruitment” aspect of my work for good reason. What’s not to like about being the neighborhood matchmaker? I get to connect brilliant retail and restaurant businesses with fabulous spaces in our beautiful historic district. Beat that. It’s not about filling vacant street level spaces with whomever is ready to sign a lease. Far from it. It’s about finding those quality, intriguing, and relevant retail businesses that will make Pioneer Square an even better place to live, work, and visit. The […]

Read more

Pioneer Square Spring Clean 2014

Pioneer Square Spring Clean 2014

  **Date change alert: Due to weather forecasts, Spring Clean is rescheduled for Saturday, May 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience.   Volunteer for the Pioneer Square Spring Clean! Great things are happening in Pioneer Square, yet there is still a lot of work to do! Be part of the solution and join us on Saturday, May 17th for the annual Pioneer Square Spring Clean. Help brighten up the neighborhood! Open registration ends at 5 PM on May 9th. Event Details Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Occidental Park – S Main St & Occidental Ave […]

Read more

Social Media Quick Start Guide for PSQ Businesses

Social Media Quick Start Guide for PSQ Businesses

Since 2011, the Alliance has been hard at work changing the story of Pioneer Square with a social media marketing strategy. Social media is the new “word of mouth” – our connected digital lives make it easier than ever to share opinions on everything from news to products to places. Viral photos and tweets can make or break public perception in a day, so it’s important to share all the positive things happening in the neighborhood online. The Alliance is active on two social media platforms: Facebook and Twitter. If you are already on one platform or the other, use […]

Read more

Community & Business Development Update – March 2014

Community & Business Development Update - March 2014

Just sayin’… Last week we heard from folks around the ‘hood who were thrilled to hear about Good Bar, the new venture by the owners of Marination Station, coming soon to the Pacific Commercial Building. We couldn’t be more excited and can’t wait to see that corner of the neighborhood come to life! (However, may we point out that we already announced Good Bar in last month’s newsletter? Our feelings are a little hurt, loyal readers.) The newest London Plane is open and it’s a stunner. (Check out these pictures from a recent Eater post.) The food is, as you […]

Read more

Update to the Neighborhood March 2014

Update to the Neighborhood March 2014

Staff Delighted to announce new staff joining us this month. David Yeaworth, formerly staff to Seattle Councilmember Sally Clark will be joining us as the Deputy Director of the Alliance. His work will focus on the pedestrian realm and coordination across the various construction projects in the neighborhood. Liz Stenning will be returning to the Alliance to work on our subsidized parking program including developing strategies for managing the neighborhood parking supply. Both positions are being paid for by grant dollars. Please join me in welcoming them to the team. Street Civility Our work on street civility and public safety […]

Read more

Upcoming Events

Contact Us

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

What’s Happening?