Neighborhood Update – October 2013

Pioneer Square Business Improvement AreaTwo wonderful pieces of news for the neighborhood.

1. The Pioneer Square BIA expansion was passed unanimously by City Council on Monday September 23rd. This ensures that Pioneer Square will have resources for on-going economic development for years to come. What does this mean to me you ask? If you want additional information please visit our BIA Expansion page on our web-site or e-mail and one of our team will answer your questions. On behalf of  the BIA Ratepayer Board, I would like to thank all of the neighborhood business owners and staff who stepped up to ensure that this happened. It was truly a team effort. Well done everyone!

2. Yesterday afternoon the City Council passed a piece of legislation that allows the development at 200 Occidental to move forward (PDF of Council Bill). The Community Benefits of this development include several components….activating the east edge of Occidental Park (something the neighborhood has long wanted/needed), brings much needed market rate residential apartments to Pioneer Square, and lastly, the developer will be purchasing and installing a Portland Loo….something else Pioneer Square has long needed. This too was an effort that required many partners. Our thanks to everyone who worked on the various aspects of this project.

Thanks to everyone for their on-going support and belief in a better Pioneer Square. See you in the neighborhood!


Leslie Smith

Executive Director


Seattle Business Organizations Symposium


Alliance for Pioneer Square is please to be a participant in the Seattle Business Organizations Symposium. We invite you to join us Friday, September 20, 2013 at Seattle City Hall.

Seattle City Council President Sally J. Clark invites you to a morning of information, networking and inspiration. The first ever Seattle Business Organizations Symposium will provide you with a variety of resources and advice on how to help your business organization grow and be more successful. Join us for:

  • A panel discussion with reporters and public relations experts on how to get more
    and better media coverage.
  • A lightning round of keynote presentations on how business organizations can grow
    while helping their business districts.
  • A case study on how Pioneer Square became Seattle’s newest trendy neighborhood.
  • A resource fair of services for neighborhood chambers and business organizations.

Whether you’re on the board or staff of a business organization or a business owner or manager concerned about your business district, this event is for you. Admission is free.

Breakfast snacks, coffee and tea provided. To RSVP or for more information contact:

David Yeaworth
Office of Seattle City Council President Sally J. Clark
206.684.5328 │