PIONEER SQUARE SPRING CLEAN
JOIN US THIS SATURDAY!
April 8th 9:00am to 12:00pm
Spring Clean is Saturday! It’s not too late to sign up and lend a helping hand. http://bit.ly/psqspringclean17.
Yes, we see the forecast. No, we’re not afraid. Rain ponchos will be given out as freely as those weeds will come out of the ground. Join us and get your hands dirty… but metaphorically since gloves will be provided too. Hope to see you there!
PIONEER SQUARE EVENTS
WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD?
04/08 Pioneer Square Spring Clean
04/10 Mariner’s Opening Day. GO MARINERS!
05/11-13 Upstream Music Fest & Summit
Have you checked out the Pioneer Square event calendar lately? You may be surprised by the variety of things happening throughout the neighborhood. In addition to well-known and cherished events like First Thursday and gallery openings, you’ll find details about theater, book signings, kids events, music, fundraisers, Occidental Park events, and more.
Don’t forget to post your events on the Pioneer Square calendar so people who live and work can be part of the fun!
UPSTREAM MUSIC FEST + SUMMIT
Ticket Discount and Volunteer Opportunities
The Upstream Fest FULL LINEUP is here and stacked with over 300 artists!
35 days until the fest is here! Visit the website for more info and tickets. If you’re getting this newsletter, you are eligible to use the Pioneer Square discount promo code: PSQ2017. (Please resist the urge to post the promo code on social media. A limited number of these discounted tickets have been set aside for people who live and work in Pioneer Square.
Looking to get involved? Volunteer sign up is still open. Shifts available for everything from the street team to the info booth and more. Sign up HERE.
STREET TREE MANAGEMENT PLAN
SDOT NEEDS YOUR INPUT
Seattle Department of Transportation Urban Forestry Section is soliciting feedback through a survey and would like you to share your thoughts. They would like to engage with communities and continue creating and maintaining clean, healthy, resilient, and safe environments.
The Seattle Tree Management Plan (STMP) aims to improve the condition of SDOT maintained street trees by the end of 2024 in a more comprehensive way. Through effective inventorying, maintenance, replacement, and community involvement they hope to ensure the health, preservation, and expansion of Seattle’s urban forest.
METRO BUS FARES SURVEY
METRO SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT
Today, Metro customers are faced with a complex fare structure, including a surcharge during peak commute hours and another surcharge for trips that cross a zone boundary during those same peak hours.
Metro and partner agencies that use ORCA farecards are looking for ways to simplify fares in preparation for modernizing ORCA technology. they’re also exploring ways to speed up boarding, improve driver safety, help increase ridership, and help reduce barriers to using transit for vulnerable populations.
Fill out the survey HERE.
ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT REPLACEMENT PROJECT
FIRST THURSDAY SPEAKER SERIES
6 – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 6
The Suquamish and their ancestors have inhabited the Puget Sound area for thousands of years, including the area where Pioneer Square stands today. Join Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe and Vice Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, as he discusses the Treaty era history of Pioneer Square, focusing on Chief Seattle’s famous speech.
After the talk, be sure to leave enough time to explore the rest of the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. Free parking is available for First Thursday art walk patrons in Pioneer Square. Please visit www.FirstThursdaySeattle.com for more information about participating garages. Want to explore historic Seattle another day this spring without the hassle of parking fees? Stop by Milepost 31 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday to receive two hours of free parking at the First and Columbia garage, while supplies last!
PIONEER SQUARE IMPACTS
Center City Connector Project (First Ave Streetcar)
Seattle City Light at 1st Ave S & S Washington
North Lot (255 S King Street/Hawk Tower)
Yesler Bridge Replacement
200 Occidental (COMPLETED)
80 Main (COMPLETED)
For more detail on upcoming projects and events in the region see SDOT’s three week look ahead.
FIND IT, FIX IT!
Have you seen an issue in the neighborhood, but didn’t know how to report it to get it taken care of? ” Find It, Fix It” is a smartphone app offering mobile users one more way to report selected issues to the City of Seattle. Reporting an issue is as easy as snapping a photo with your smartphone, adding detailed information, and hitting submit. Help us keep our neighborhood a clean and well maintained. Be on the look out to report graffiti, potholes,street lights out, abandoned cars and other issues through the Find it, Fix it app, online or call 206-684-7587. If graffiti shows up on your property, make a police report by calling 206-625-5011.