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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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Older, Smaller, Better Neighborhoods

Older, Smaller, Better Neighborhoods

The Preservation Green Lab figured out why we love Pioneer Square: Older, smaller neighborhoods are better! The Lab studied neighborhoods around the country. Among other discoveries they found:  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/ Young people love old buildings  Join us for a discussion on the Older, Smaller, Better report and how Pioneer Square is a model of the movement to save and reinvigorate historic buildings and neighborhoods. A panel discussion will […]

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Business & Community Development Update – September 2014

Business & Community Development Update - September 2014

We’re still feeling the afterglow of last week’s announcement about Weyerhaeuser and 200 Occidental. What a bright spot in our future. Right now is a great time, too…. If the weekend move went as expected, the Seattle Mystery Bookshop, a beloved and sought-out Pioneer Square destination for 24 years, should be open for business today in their new location a few yards east of their former doorway. Can’t wait to see the new digs! We’re thrilled about Seattle Magazine’s article about our growing retail scene. Of course, this is only a fraction of all-that’s-fabulous in our neighborhood. Want to see […]

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Weyerhaeuser Moving HQ to Pioneer Square

Local timber company Weyerhaeuser has announced plans to move its headquarters from Federal Way, WA to Pioneer Square. The company’s new home will be at 200 Occidental, a new development by Urban Visions that is planned for completion in 2016. The move will bring 900 employees to Pioneer Square. See Weyerhaeuser’s press release here, as well as Mayor Ed Murray’s blog post about the big news here. Thank you to Urban Visions and Weyerhaeuser for bringing this development and activation to the neighborhood. The announcement was made public on August 26, 2014 in a press conference in Occidental Square Park, […]

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Changes to Sunday Parking in Pioneer Square

Changes to Sunday Parking in Pioneer Square

In late September, SDOT will add Sunday time limits to parking spaces near retail and restaurants in Pioneer Square. The new time limits are designed for customers and visitors to more easily find parking on Sundays. The change affects about 25 percent of the on-street parking spaces in Pioneer Square with limits of two hours between 10 AM to 6 PM. The blue lines on the map show the streets affected. These new time restrictions connect to the existing time limits along the Waterfront, which SDOT found allowed an extra 30 to 40 percent of vehicles to find parking. Parking […]

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