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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update – February 2014

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project Update - February 2014

It’s been a busy start to 2014 with the opening of the South Atlantic Street overpass and crews working to get Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, digging again.  Here’s a recap of what we’ve been up to: Milepost 31 Speaker Series: Learn about the South Atlantic Street overpass On Monday, Jan. 27, we opened a new overpass to the west of Seattle’s stadiums, just south of Pioneer Square. The overpass allows traffic to bypass a busy railroad track that crosses South Atlantic Street. Before the overpass, train activity often blocked traffic for extended periods, which not only slowed truckers traveling […]

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ADA Ramps for Pioneer Square

ADA Ramps for Pioneer Square

To address the need to make Pioneer Square’s historic streets meet 21st century ADA standards, the International Sustainability Institute (ISI) and the Alliance for Pioneer Square are working to identify sidewalks in need of curb cuts and repair. Through this program, business owner Michael Lindsey applied for the construction of an ADA accessible ramp in front of his business, Laguna Pottery (pictured right) and is the first to do so. Thanks to the Neighborhood Park & Street Fund for funding these fixes. ISI’s Active Streets Report informed and guided this process with consultant Randy Earle, neighborhood resident and founder of […]

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Update to the Neighborhood – February 2014

Update to the Neighborhood - February 2014

Seattle is off to a great start in 2014! A big congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks on their win. It’s been fun seeing signs of the 12th man in and around the neighborhood over the last couple of weeks – from Daniel’s Development’s massive lit up “12” in the North Lot to some pretty nifty work with sticky notes on the corner of 1st Ave & Cherry Street, Pioneer Square has been showing its pride. Tomorrow’s parade will be a great celebration and we are looking forward to seeing so many fans in Pioneer Square. We hope this is just […]

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Community & Business Development Update – February 2014

Community & Business Development Update - February 2014

This week it’s all about the Seahawks, as it should be. Yet there’s more to look forward to in Pioneer Square in the weeks and months to come… Taylor Shellfish signed the lease for a new space in the Washington Shoe Building, a few doors south of Rain Shadow Meats. Many chefs and restaurateurs have been eyeing this space and we couldn’t be more thrilled that Taylor Shellfish snapped it up. We’ll keep you posted as plans unfold. Dean Haugen, owner of The New Orleans Creole Restaurant, is now in the midst of a major renovation that will make the […]

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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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