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Downtown Access & Mobility Study

Downtown Access & Mobility Study

People and businesses are moving Downtown in greater numbers than we have seen in generations.  From tens-of-thousands of housing units to a new waterfront and a possible arena, this incoming development is on par with the scale of investment in an Olympics host city or Lower Manhattan. To get a better idea of what type of changes this development will bring in the next ten years, Historic South Downtown teamed up with Seattle’s Department of Transportation and the Downtown Seattle Association to study the impacts on access and mobility.  Findings from phase one of this study resulted in three categories […]

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Moving the Historic Washington Street Boat Landing

Moving the Historic Washington Street Boat Landing

The Washington Street Boat Landing pergola is in the process of being removed, protected, and restored in anticipation of the Elliott Bay Seawall project. The move is slated for Sunday, February 9th and Monday, February 10th. The historic boat landing’s iron shelter was built in 1920, and is one of three pergolas in Pioneer Square. The Pioneer Square Preservation Board gave its Certificate of Approval to move the structure to a storage site on Terminal 25, thereby ensuring its safety during construction. After the Seawall Project is completed, the pergola will be moved back to its original site and will be […]

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Seahawks Super Bowl Victory Parade – Wednesday February 5th

Seahawks Super Bowl Victory Parade - Wednesday February 5th

Congratulations to SUPER BOWL XLVIII CHAMPION SEATTLE SEAHAWKS! A Welcome Home Victory Celebration Parade is scheduled for 11:00am – 1:30pm Wednesday, February 5th, which is anticipated to have significant impact on traffic throughout the Seattle downtown area. Please be prepared for longer-than-average commute times and increased traffic and inform all downtown businesses with employees and guests who are at or coming downtown on Wednesday. The parade starts on 4th Ave south of Denny Way and ends at Century Link Field.  Route map is attached. How this will affect downtown residents, businesses, employees, guests, and visitors: Estimated drive time could double, […]

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Happy New Year from the Pioneer Square Business Improvement Area (PSBIA)!!

Happy New Year from the Pioneer Square Business Improvement Area (PSBIA)!!

As many of you know, a huge effort was made in 2013 to expand the Pioneer Square Business Improvement Area (PSBIA) boundaries to match the Pioneer Square Historic District boundaries, and I’m pleased to say that effort was successful.  The result is that we have a bigger, better opportunity to make a positive impact on behalf of the people who work, live and play in the Pioneer Square neighborhood and to support the businesses in the neighborhood …  all very exciting stuff! One of the best things about being in a Business Improvement Area (BIA) is that the money raised […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Construction Update – January 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Construction Update - January 2014

Progress made in search for tunnel blockage It was a busy holiday season for crews working to get Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, digging again. While we still can’t say for sure what halted the machine on Dec. 6, we’re much closer to finding an answer than we were when all of this started. Here’s a recap of what crews have been up to since the blockage occurred: On Dec. 7, our contractor, Seattle Tunnel Partners (STP), began prepping the machine and surrounding environment so crews could inspect the cutterhead and excavation chamber safely. On Dec. 17, a brief visual inspection […]

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Business & Community Update – January 2014

Business & Community Update - January 2014

Between what’s new and what’s already happening in the neighborhood, we know it’s going to be a great New Year. La Bodega, a Dominican eatery, is now open in the Prefontaine Building. The food is as amazing as everyone said it would be and the atmosphere is ever-so inviting. While chef/owner Manu Alfau welcomes phone orders for a quick pick up, you’re going to want to linger. Mike Easton announced that he’ll be opening Pizzeria Gabbiano, a Roman-style pizzeria, in the gorgeous Pacific Commercial Building later this year. The news has created quite the buzz in Seattle’s food scene. If […]

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Update to the Neighborhood – January 2014

Update to the Neighborhood - January 2014

Happy New Year. Hope you had a lovely holiday season and are ready to get back to it. The Alliance staff and boards are looking forward to a very busy year. In addition to our on-going work in neighborhood advocacy, marketing and promotion, and recruiting even more retail and restaurants we will be launching some additional initiatives. We will be updating the neighborhood revitalization plan. The neighborhood has delivered on its revitalization commitments from the prior plan and an update will be a great way to take stock, inform and include more people in a vision and shared set of strategies […]

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Watch the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project on YouTube

Watch the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project on YouTube

The Washington State Department of Transportation has a YouTube channel dedicated to the big construction project that has dominated the Seattle Waterfront for the past couple of years. Here you’ll find animated videos of how Bertha the world’s largest tunnel boring machine works, loving goodbyes to the old viaduct which the new tunnel will replace, and milestones throughout the project. Above is a video showing Mario driving a go-cart through a simulation WSDOT originally posted of a temporary route for SR 99. As we’re learning about what’s really blocking Bertha the Tunnel Boring Machine, you may want to get caught up on […]

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Tell Legislators to Preserve Bus Service to Downtown

Tell Legislators to Preserve Bus Service to Downtown

Via Downtown Seattle Association Public Policy Advocacy King County Metro transit service is at risk. The special session in Olympia has provided another chance to secure a funding package that will preserve transit service, but that window will soon close. We’ve reached a critical period in which we need to impress upon lawmakers how important Metro service is to the Downtown, and regional, economy and the ability for tens of thousands of commuters to get between work and home each day. Commuters and employers alike stand to be severely impacted if the state legislature does not adopt a transportation package. […]

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Seawall construction starts week of November 18

Seawall construction starts week of November 18

From Waterfront Seattle: Seawall Construction Materials (PDF) After years of careful planning and coordination, we’re ready to begin seawall construction!  Starting the week of November 18, you’ll see construction begin in earnest on the waterfront. The first step is to build a new roadway beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct that will carry all north/south traffic during construction of the new seawall. To make way for this, angled parking spaces under the viaduct, as well as those spaces between Pike and Virginia streets will be removed and traffic will be shifted to the east. Read below for additional information. For questions about […]

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