Alley Lighting Matching Fund Public Realm Project 2020

Applications are now closed for the PSQ Alley Lighting Matching Fund

In 2020, The Alliance for Pioneer Square awarded funding to five properties as part of the PSQ Alley Lighting Matching Fund! With funding, in part, from Historic South Downtown, this opportunity was intended to address critical public safety concerns and make strides toward alley revitalization and alley lighting improvements in Pioneer Square.

A working group of Pioneer Square community members, with guidance from SparkLab Lighting Design, LLC, selected eight Pioneer Square properties to receive funding:

  • Collins Building – 524 2nd Ave 
  • New England Building – 219 1st Ave S
  • Skagit Building – 207 1st Ave S
  • St. Charles Hotel – 85 S Washington St
  • Washington Shoe Building – 159 S Jackson St

The newly installed light fixtures will provide more illumination and improve security of each buildings’ alley. Looking for alley lighting inspiration? Check out this handy resource! For questions about the PSQ Alley Lighting Matching Fund, please contact Sara at