Update to the Neighborhood – September 2013

Kristen Honeycutt Photo Co.-021Our ever changing neighborhood is interesting isn’t it? I would like to start by thanking you for hanging in with Pioneer Square as it prepares for the future. Incessant construction is noisy, inconvenient, and really trying. The payoff is coming; people started moving into the Nolo (the development on the North Lot) last weekend, the streetcar lines await the arriving of the first train next spring, and the work on moving the gas main is almost finished. Empty retail and restaurant spaces continue to fill up. We will get there.

Alliance staff are busy with promoting all the fabulous offerings of the neighborhood, engaging in business development, giving tours of the neighborhood to interested businesses, constantly managing construction impacts, and generally working to improve Pioneer Square for everyone.

Mark the date on your calendar, the Alliance is co-hosting an evening Mayoral forum on Wednesday, September 26th at the Sculpture Park. Please consider attending to learn more about the two candidates. More information to follow.

AND once again, as we move into the lovely month of September, keep your eye on Occidental Square…if you haven’t visited the Wednesday Farmers Market, please step away from that desk and wander on down…the offerings are fabulous.

Thanks again for your support, enjoy the weather, and see you in the neighborhood!


Leslie Smith

Executive Director

Alliance for Pioneer Square