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Ride Free Area Update

Ride Free Area Update

From King County Metro: In March, Metro Transit invited the community and stakeholders to comment on its implementation plan to end the Ride Free Area in downtown Seattle and transition to a pay-on-entry system.  These changes are scheduled to begin Sept. 29. To date, we have received more than 400 comments by email, regular mail, phone, or online. Comments are still coming in, and we’d like to extend the deadline to Friday, April 13 to give everyone time to send in feedback on the options being considered for the implementation plan. These options address transit operations, customer communications, and mitigation […]

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Historic Seattle’s Second Annual Building Renovation Fair

Historic Seattle’s Second Annual Building Renovation Fair

What: Historic Seattle Building Renovation Fair When: Saturday, April 14, 10 am to 4 pm Where: Washington Hall, 153 14th Avenue, Seattle, WA (south of Seattle University) Tickets: $5 Historic Seattle members and general public; students free Meet the region’s experts in historic preservation, restoration, and renovation at Historic Seattle’s Second Annual Building Renovation Fair. Learn about foundation and seismic repair and using salvaged materials from architects, contractors, engineers, specialty trades people and suppliers who appreciate working on the components of old houses—glass, wood, metal, tile, plaster, and ceramics, plumbing, electrical, hardware, painting, and wood windows. The fair is geared to […]

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Update & Public Meeting on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project

Update & Public Meeting on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project

If you’ve been near the Alaskan Way Viaduct lately, you know that construction of the SR 99 tunnel is well underway. The project has affected traffic and parking at the western edge of Pioneer Square and along the waterfront. More changes are on the way this spring, including: A new traffic detour beneath the viaduct that allows us to close Alaskan Way south of Spring Street Changes to ferry access Changes to bicycle and pedestrian access Parking changes Please join us next week at Milepost 31 (211 First Ave. S.) to learn how this work will affect Pioneer Square and […]

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Update on Metro’s September bus service changes

Update on Metro's September bus service changes

From King County Metro:   Hello, In recent months, you’ve helped Metro hear from nearly 10,000 transit customers about our proposals to restructure bus service to be more productive and meet the needs of more people. That public input has helped shape the final September 2012 plan being submitted to the Metropolitan King County Council next week. Most of the final recommendations support the launch of the RapidRide C and D lines that will connect downtown Seattle to Ballard and West Seattle starting on Sept. 29. For that reason, the changes primarily affect service in Seattle and adjacent communities. Some […]

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Last Pile Party

Last Pile Party

If you’ve graciously (or not so graciously) put up with the ruckus from the infamous Pioneer Square pile driver these last couple of months, you’ll be thrilled to know that the ruckus will not only conclude on Friday but will end with a bang! As a thank you from Daniels Real Estate, the development company behind the North Lot project, neighborhood residents, business owners and employees are invited to a Last Pile Party at FX McRory’s on Friday March 30th, 2012 at 3pm. Drinks and appetizers will be provided. Take a look back at some of the humorous memes that […]

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Ride Free No More: Public Open House

Ride Free No More: Public Open House

The Ride Free Area for transit in downtown Seattle is scheduled to be eliminated on Sept. 29 of this year. King County Metro Transit is working with other transit agencies and the city of Seattle on an implementation plan to address operational changes for buses and transportation assistance for low or no-income people who use the Ride Free Area to travel to essential services downtown. The four agencies collaborating on the implementation plan (Metro, Sound Transit, Community Transit, and the City of Seattle) are hosting a public open house on March 29 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Union Station, 401 S. […]

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Construction Closures for 3/19 to 3/23

Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Construction Closures for 3/19 to 3/23

  For a complete list of closures, visit the WSDOT website. Closure information changes frequently, so remember to check for updates throughout the week. Highlights for Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23  Driver alert: Both directions of SR 99 between the West Seattle Bridge and the Battery Street Tunnel will close from 6 a.m. Saturday, March 24 through 5 a.m. Monday, March 26 for the semiannual viaduct inspection. South end: East Marginal Way South between South Massachusetts and South Atlantic streets will become one lane in each direction around-the-clock beginning Monday for work related to the South Holgate Street […]

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Seattle University’s Small Business Institute

Seattle University's Small Business Institute

Do you own a business that would benefit from analysis? Consulting services are being offered by Seattle University’s Small Business Institute program. Professor Harriet Stephenson has two spring quarter undergraduate classes providing overall analysis to small businesses. Classes begin March 26, and client selection is April 3. For more information see the Small Business Institute Program web page at Seattle University. To apply, you can find the application here. Please call Professor Stephenson at 206-819-3113 if you have any questions.    

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City of Seattle seeks candidate for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

City of Seattle seeks candidate for Pioneer Square Preservation Board

City of Seattle seeks candidate for Pioneer Square Preservation Board (PDF) The city of Seattle invites residents to apply for the open architect position on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board. Individuals who have an interest in the historical preservation of the district are encouraged to apply. The 10-member Pioneer Square Preservation Board reviews land use, new construction, changes of use, facade alterations, signs, and street improvements within the Pioneer Square Preservation District. Members serve a term of three years and are eligible for reappointment. Applicants must reside within the city of Seattle and should send a letter of interest and resume […]

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Strobe Smoke Alarms for Seattle Residents

Strobe Smoke Alarms for Seattle Residents

Pioneer Square residents may qualify for a free smoke alarm from the fire department. The Seattle Fire Department is providing and installing Gentex strobe smoke alarms that plug into an outlet. There is no cost for the smoke alarm or installation. Seattle residents who are deaf or hard of hearing would be considerably safer with a strobing smoke alarm should they experience a fire at home. A working smoke alarm is known to reduce the risk of dying in a home fire by 50%. To qualify, a person must be Deaf or Hard of Hearing and live in Seattle. Renters […]

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