Monthly Staff Feature: Chris Woodward, Alliance for Pioneer Square Business Development Director

As Business Development Director at the Alliance for Pioneer Square, Chris implements the Alliance for Pioneer Square’s business development strategy by creating strong relationships and finding innovative approaches to amplify the neighborhood’s ethos.

Chris shares his thoughts and feelings heading into this year.

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Monthly Staff Feature: Sara Pizzo, Alliance for Pioneer Square Public Realm Manager

Sara tackles projects that improves the streets, parks, and public spaces. She diligently works to enhance the streetscape, coordinate construction, and manage parking, along with anything else that is needed.

We caught up with Sara just in time for the holidays to hear more about the exciting plans for our public realm this season.

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Monthly Staff Feature: Jessa Timmer, Alliance for Pioneer Square Deputy Director

A lot has happened since we last spoke, talk us through some of what you’ve been up to during this time.

We’ve had quite the eventful year in Pioneer Square. In the last 9 months, I’ve been supporting a planning project called the Northeast Pioneer Square Framework Plan. We’ve worked with our consultants, MIG SVR and Broadview Planning, to put together a 20-person steering committee that includes government agencies, property owners, residents, business owners, and service providers to guide the work. So far the committee has met three times and has one final meeting before the framework plan is finalized. While a progress report will be released to wrap up 2021, this document will serve to guide the next 10 years of development in the area,  meaning this work will be far from over. It feels good to see the work that came out of the Parks and Gateways plan finally coming to life. If you’d like to learn more, feel free to check it out on our site

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