Promote Your Neighborhood!

The Metropolitan Improvement District (MID) invites you to help shape Pioneer Square’s marketing efforts while meeting your neighbors! Join us at this twice-yearly community event for light breakfast, lunch or appetizers, updates on this year’s summer plans and some lively discussion on Downtown Seattle’s holiday marketing campaign, neighborhood-specific summer promotions and on-going neighborhood marketing efforts!

April 17, 2012
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. (Discussion begins at 8:30)
Caffe Umbria
320 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104

PLEASE RSVP to Chelsea Asplund at 206-613-3247 or ChelseaA[at]

For other neighborhood promotion meetings, see the Promote Your Neighborhood flyer (PDF).

Promote Your Neighborhood (PDF)

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 for bus riders with little or no income. An outline of the options can be found in the attached PDF labeled “brochure.”

Comments can be submitted online:

By phone: 206-296-7643 (English); 206-263-9988 (Spanish); or 206-263-9674 (Vietnamese)

By email: community.relations[at]

By regular mail: King County Department of Transportation Communications, 201 S. Jackson St., KSC-TR-0824, Seattle, WA 98104

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 residential, building owners. It is an ideal opportunity to meet experts, ask questions, and get inspired. There will be presentations on a variety of topics throughout the day (see PDF or website for list of presentations).

Building Renovation Fair 3/14 (PDF)

Historic Seattle Building Renovation Fair

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 the waterfront, and how we’re working with residents and businesses to keep these neighborhoods vital during construction.

Wednesday, April 11            or        Thursday, April 12

7 to 9 a.m.                                           11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Note: The same information will be presented at both meetings.

If you are unable to attend and have questions, please contact us at viaduct[at] or 1-888-AWV-LINE (298-5463), or visit