Neighborhood News + Updates
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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. Please consider a gift to the Alliance for Pioneer Square to help move our work forward.
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.
NEW BUSINESSES AND MORE
UPSTREAM MUSIC FEST + SUMMIT
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
This isn’t just a concert, it’s a unique music industry and neighborhood experience in the heart of Pioneer Square. Stages in more than 25 venues throughout the neighborhood will celebrate emerging regional artists (plus a few surprises). Upstream Fest is not limited by genres or popularity, so the likelihood for new discovery will be high. Very high.
Early bird prices are available now, so now would be a good time to buy. Prices will increase closer to the fest. See Upstream Fest’s affordable packages and options here. If you’re interested in a VIP pass, that’s another reason to buy now. A very limited number of those passes–with CRAZY perks–are available. Think secret shows, exclusive venues, cutting lines, and premiere viewing areas!
And if you’d like to purchase group tickets (8+) for employees, family, or friends, contact Karen True directly.
Make sure you sign up for the Upstream Fest + Summit newsletter to get updates on curators, artists and venues….and oh-so much more.
NEIGHBORHOOD PARK AND STREET FUND
PIONEER SQUARE AWARDED FOR 2017 IMPLEMENTATION
The Department of Neighborhood’s Neighborhood Park and Street Fund provides funds annually to neighborhoods for small-scale improvements to streets and parks. The projects are proposed by community members in February of each year and if chosen, are implemented the following year.
This year the Alliance submitted and was awarded $90,000 towards pedestrian and safety enhancements along S King Street from 1st Ave S to King Street Station. Keep an eye out for the changes during 2017!
More information about the funding and other projects funded can be found here.
ALASKAN WAY VIADUCT REPLACEMENT PROJECT
FIRST THURSDAY SPEAKER SERIES
There is more than one way to change a cutterhead tool
6 – 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 3
Milepost 31, 211 First Ave. S., Seattle
Admission is free.
Bertha’s rotating cutterhead bristles with more than 700 tools that scrape away the earth in front of the machine. Not all of these tools are the same. Join Brian Nielsen, Deputy Program Administrator – SR 99 Tunnel Director, to learn how these tools work together to scrape and carve away soil beneath downtown Seattle, and the differences between atmospheric interventions and hyperbaric interventions. Caution: it may cause claustrophobia just thinking about the spaces crews have to crawl into!
After the talk, be sure to leave enough time to explore the rest of the First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square. Milepost 31 is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and stays open until 8 p.m. on First Thursdays. Free parking is available for First Thursday art walk patrons in Pioneer Square. Please visit www.FirstThursdaySeattle.com for more information about participating garages.
CITY OF SEATTLE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INPUT AND PARTICIPATION
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