Thank you for being one of our most ardent supporters. People like you help us to strengthen, preserve, and promote the amazing assets that the Pioneer Square neighborhood provides to Seattle residents and visitors alike. We wholeheartedly believe Pioneer Square is an amazing and unique place in which to live, work, and visit; and we’re thrilled that you recognize that as well.
Over the last year we’ve strengthened our advocacy efforts, continued to grow a strong economic base, created new marketing campaigns, and built important inroads with our community action work. We’ve started laying some of the essential groundwork towards the 2025 neighborhood strategic planning process, including a comprehensive communications plan that will help us to tell our story more effectively. We’re also getting ready to launch a new brand for the neighborhood and executing an exciting summer marketing campaign, which will include a series of fun promotional events with local businesses.
In the public realm, we’ve seen tremendous improvements including the completion of work in Pioneer Passage and Nord Alley, and the installation of new curb ramps and custom bike racks. We also have made significant progress on the Jackson Street Hub project, taking a closer look at the pedestrian realm off of S Jackson Street between 3rd and 5th Avenues.
Where Does Our Money Come From And What Do We Do With It?
The annual budget of the Alliance for Pioneer Square is $1.33M, with approximately 12% of the income a result of generous donations from supporters like you.
The work of the Alliance for Pioneer Square supports the preservation of the Pioneer Square Historic District by building upon the historic assets to create a vibrant and relevant neighborhood, preventing neglect and disrepair. We work to help preserve what makes Pioneer Square the most authentic, engaging, and dynamic neighborhood in Seattle.
Our recent accomplishments include:
We have worked to create a thriving economic environment in this challenging time. Under our business development program we continue to connect, support, and recruit the right people for our neighborhood. As of mid-August, 13 new businesses have opened their doors, with another 16 leases signed.
We serve as a full-time advocate, partner and resource for the whole neighborhood. The Alliance worked to minimize impacts and troubleshoot issues related to the utility work on 1st Ave S. We were able to successfully restore parking on 1st Ave S between S Jackson and S Washington as an interim solution as project schedules shifted.
As Seattle grows, we ensure Pioneer Square grows too – strategically, authentically. The Jackson Hub project, which is currently underway, is working to create better pedestrian connections to the Chinatown-International District along S Jackson Street.
We promote Pioneer Square. In May, we launched a comprehensive summer campaign entitled “Summer in the Square”. With unique branding, targeted advertising, and coordinated promotional efforts, locals and visitors alike came together to explore Pioneer Square and enjoy over 20 public events geared towards promoting our neighborhood and businesses.
Your generous support is critical to our success and allows us to continue our work, making this the best neighborhood in Seattle. The Alliance for Pioneer Square is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your contribution is tax deductible. Please consider a gift to the Alliance for Pioneer Square by clicking here or send your gift to: Alliance for Pioneer Square, PO Box 4507, Seattle, WA 98194.