SODO Community Clean Up – RSVP

RSVP HERE The SODO BIA is excited to announce our first SODO Community Clean Up and we want you to help! This event allows the SODO community to come together and roll up their sleeves, grab a rake and clean up! We encourage you to invite others and create groups with friends, family and coworkers. The more bodies that attend this event, the more work we can get done for our neighborhood. Focus will be

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Terminal Traffic Shifts

The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) expects to see changes in truck volumes at several of its container terminals in the coming months. These changes may affect local traffic. What is expected? The NWSA expects a reduction in truck volumes at Washington United Terminals in Tacoma. At the same time, the NWSA is expecting a significant growth in truck volumes at Terminal 18 in Seattle and a modest increase at Husky Terminal in Tacoma. These shifts

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SODO News

Below are links to news articles from around the SODO Seattle area. We work to keep our businesses, ratepayers and employees updated on current events, issues and news in the area that could effect SODO. South Lander Street Bridge project releases updated design Amazon Opens Grocery Pickup Sites In Seattle ‘New boundaries’ for homeless as Seattle clears encampments AmazonFresh pickup grocery stores coming to Sodo and Ballard Patience is growing thin for an RV lot

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What Works Cities: Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

Today, Mayor Ed Murray debuted a Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities film in New York City featuring the City of Seattle’s first effort in a decade to re-bid all homeless service contracts to better ensure providers meet performance goals and have a proven, data-driven record of placing people experiencing homelessness into permanent housing. In 2016, Mayor Murray created the Performance Seattle team to increase accountability in carrying out day-to-day City business and to

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Spokane Street Viaduct is Next Seattle Homeless Camp Cleanup

Spokane Street Viaduct is Next Seattle Homeless Camp Cleanup By: Elisa Hahn SEATTLE – The city of Seattle is getting ready for its next homeless camp cleanup. This week it’ll be under the Spokane Street viaduct, which has been plagued with piles of trash. Sitting next to all the passing semi-trucks is a network of RV’s and tents that’s home to about 55 people. “This place has quite the history when it comes to tents and

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Forum on Homelessness

hosted by the Downtown Seattle Association Forum on Homelessness hosted by the Downtown Seattle Association, Part I Dave Ross moderates a forum on homelessness with Seattle’s homeless czar, George Scarola, the city’s homelessness consultant, Barb Poppe, and Mark Putnam, director of All Home. In attendance are business leaders, non-profit leaders, homeless advocates, and community members. The forum is hosted by the Downtown Seattle Association and sponsored by Starbucks. Seattle Homelessness Forum, Part II: Learning From

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Senior citizens take field trip to tour Seattle marijuana production plant by Ma...

Senior citizens take field trip to tour Seattle marijuana production plant by Matt Markovich SEATTLE – Taking a field trip for the seniors at Sound Vista Village, an assisted living center in Gig Harbor, is not unusual. But going to a retail marijuana shop, extraction plant and grow operation, is. Eight seniors, many born right when World War II erupted, got on the bus and made the trip to the unique setup that Vela, Field

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RSVP

RSVP HERE for our SODoing Business Networking Event at Pacific Fabrics. The SODO BIA and Pacific Fabrics are hosting a networking event for SODO businesses. This event is a chance to connect with other SODO businesses. Pacific Fabrics is celebrating 100 years of service in SODO! *Complementary light snacks & beverages will be served. Parking will be available at the venue. Date: Thursday, April 20th Time: 5-7 PM Location: Pacific Fabrics, 2230 4th Ave S

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SDOT S LANDER ST BRIDGE PROJECT OPEN HOUSE

Design on the S Lander St Bridge Project has progressed since SDOT’s last open house in September 2016. Join SDOT on March 30 to learn the latest about project design and get an early preview of construction, which is anticipated to begin in early 2018. We hope to see you there! IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE Thursday, March 30 4 – 6:30 PM Metropolist: 2931 1st Ave S Bus: 21, 50, 116, 118, 119 Link light rail: SODO Station

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Event Recap: Crime Prevention Forum

Thank you to everyone who attended our Crime Prevention forum and to our guest presenters. The information discussed at this forum was very beneficial in trying to keep property, employees and businesses safe and secure. We hope the tips and tools covered today will help alleviate some of this issues presented to businesses in SODO. Below is an event recap which includes resources and contact information from the forum. Crime Prevention Forum Recap If you

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