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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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Update to the Neighborhood – November 2013

Update to the Neighborhood - November 2013

Wow, is it really November? I find myself reflecting on this past year and how much has been accomplished. Pioneer Square has enjoyed many successes as well as trials during 2013. Such is the hard work of building and improving a neighborhood. Our thanks to each of you who have stepped up and joined us in making Pioneer Square better for everyone. When looking forward, we anticipate continuing our critical work to improve street disorder and safety with whomever is the victor in the Mayor’s race. Improving street civility and reducing suffering is critical to the future of Pioneer Square […]

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Community & Business Development Update – November 2013

Community & Business Development Update - November 2013

We’re having fun now…. Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill and Irish Pub just opened their doors in Smith Tower.  While they are having fun with the beer theme, Shawn and the gang have created a welcoming place for all ages.  You’ve got to stop by to meet them and see what they did to this gorgeous space. The long-awaited opening of Altstadt is tantalizingly close.  The new “authentic bierhalle and brathaus, German cousin to Hitchcock Restaurant & Deli” will be opening their doors any day now.  And thanks to Altstadt owner, Brendan McGill, for the shout out about E. Smith Mercantile’s […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – November 2013

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update - November 2013

Milepost 31 Speaker Series – The SR 99 Tunnel Project: Your Questions Answered People have a lot of questions about Bertha, the massive machine digging the SR 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle. What will happen if she hits a 10-foot boulder? When will the roadway inside the tunnel be built? How does Bertha’s conveyor system work? Join us for this month’s speaker series to hear tunneling expert Chris Bambridge, Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Tunnel Design Engineer, answer the most commonly asked questions, and ask one of your own! Thursday, Nov. 7 6 to 6:30 p.m. Milepost 31 211 First […]

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Historic South Downtown Annual Mixer Invitation

Historic South Downtown Annual Mixer Invitation

Pioneer Square and Chinatown International District’s Historic South Downtown board members invite you to attend our annual mixer. The event will be held Thursday evening, November 21st, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. This year’s mixer will be in the CID’s newest café/event space, the Eastern Café, located at 510 Maynard Avenue South. We will be serving complimentary appetizers, beer, and wine. Please join us! Mingle with friends and neighbors. Learn about our growing economies. Take part in our annual new board member election process. Hope to see you there!

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Give Feedback on First Avenue Streetcar

Give Feedback on First Avenue Streetcar

If you missed the Center City Connector Open House on October 29th, you can still learn about the options and provide feedback online. The goal of the Connector is to connect the South Lake Union and First Hill streetcars through downtown, to make it easier for more people to get north-south. SDOT has honed in on a streetcar along 1st Avenue, connecting Jackson Street to Westlake. They are now looking at operating details – this streetcar could share a lane with traffic, or run in its own lane. Each option has its trade-offs. For more details on the options you can […]

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Community input needed on proposed police reforms

Community input needed on proposed police reforms

Community Police Commission invites community input on proposed reforms The Community Police Commission (CPC) needs your help to create a stronger, safer and more connected community. On September 20, the CPC issued draft policy recommendations for public review. These recommendations are in the areas of bias-free policing, stops and detentions, and in-car video recordings. The CPC is also seeking public comment on the Seattle Police Department’s proposed use of force policy. The CPC must issue a report with its final policy recommendations in these areas on November 15. Public meetings are being held during October with Seattle residents to get […]

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State Senate Transportation Listening Tour

State Senate Transportation Listening Tour

The Washington State Senate is on a listening tour to hear constituents’ thoughts on transit funding. When legislators arrive in Seattle on Monday, October 14th, be there to show support or testify on how transit funding is critical to our city and state’s economic health. What: State Senate transportation listening tour When: October 14, 2013, 6pm-9pm Where: First Presbyterian Church, 1013 8th Avenue, Seattle Cost: Free RSVP: Click here so we have an estimate of the number of people attending Action Requested: Attend the October 14 listening tour and urge lawmakers to find a transit funding solution. Consider including the following points […]

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Center City Connector – Oct 29 Open House – Save the Date!

Center City Connector - Oct 29 Open House - Save the Date!

SAVE THE DATE! The next Center City Connector open house is on Tuesday, October 29 from 5 – 7pm at Pike Place Market (location details below and on the website). Mayor McGinn and the project team will give brief remarks from 5:30 – 6pm. Otherwise, the event will be open house-style, so come and go as you please. We’ll have light refreshments. The purpose of the open house is to share the results of our final round of analysis – we’ll show how a streetcar on 1st Avenue would operate in mixed traffic versus its own lane. We hope you’ll […]

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