Event Recap: Annual Ratepayer Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the SODO BIA’s Annual Ratepayer Meeting at Metropolist! We appreciate your continued support. It was great to hear from our ratepayers as we introduced the 2017 Work Plan and Budget. The SODO BIA would like to thank our guest speakers Scott Lindsay and Captain Eric Greening for taking the time to speak with the BIA and ratepayers in SODO. We are excited to welcome Alex Cooley, Kelly Cudworth, William

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2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey

Seattle University is administering the citywide 2016 Seattle Public Safety Survey. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Seattle. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Seattle Police Department to assist them with making your neighborhood safer and more secure. The survey is available until November 30, 2016 in Amharic, Chinese, English, Korean, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Join the SODO BIA at the Annual Ratepayer Meeting

Thursday, November 17th, 2016 3:30 PM: Meet & Greet 4:00 – 5:00 PM: Annual Meeting Metropolist: 2931 1st Ave S The SODO BIA Annual Meeting is your opportunity to get involved and hear about our 2016 progress and plans for 2017 and beyond. We will have updates on our Clean & Safe, Transportation and Outreach initiatives. There will also be special presentation from Scott Lindsay, the Special Assistant on Police Reform & Public Safety, on Bridging

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Mayor Murray, U.S. Senator Murray and U.S. Senator Cantwell applaud $45 million...

Mayor Ed Murray, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, and U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell today applauded the approval of $45 million in federal grant funds for the City’s South Lander Street Bridge Project. After a 60-day congressional review period, the US Department of Transportation finalized its FASTLANE Grant Program’s recommendations with the Lander Street Project receiving the largest grant award in Washington state. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) project seeks to construct a long sought after

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Paul G. Allen Gives $50,000 to the SODO Track

50 artists • 32 buildings • 3 summers • 2 miles • 1 epic street art corridor 4Culture is pleased to announce that Paul G. Allen has made a generous contribution of $50,000 to support The SODO Track, a street art project that is transforming two miles of building backs in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. This contribution is a critical first step in raising the money needed to implement the project’s vision to establish a creative

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Mayor launches advisory group to study industrial lands and future growth

Mayor Ed Murray announced the creation of an Industrial Lands Advisory Panel tasked with providing recommendations to ensure that the Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan balances growth with the needs of Seattle’s manufacturing and maritime industries. The Seattle 2035 plan, currently before the City Council, outlines a framework for equitable development and future land use in Seattle. The Mayor will make his recommendations to City Council in early 2017. “Seattle’s unique geography has made this a

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SODO camp is stopgap site for homeless leaving The Jungle

A sliver of state-owned land near downtown Seattle is being positioned as a temporary destination for people moving out of homeless encampments underneath and adjacent to Interstate 5 known as The Jungle. Several Dumpsters and portable toilets were delivered to the SODO camp last week after officials got a permit from the state Department of Transportation to use the site, said Katherine Jolly, spokeswoman for the Seattle Human Services Department. Near Royal Brougham Way South

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6/30/2016: SODO BIA Advocates for SODO Businesses at Health, Housing & Hum...

SODO BIA’s Executive Director, Erin Goodman addressed the Health, Housing and Human Services Committee led by Seattle Council member Sally Bagshaw to request that City deal with the growing public health crisis created by the homeless encampments in SODO. See My Northwest Article Here Full Text of Comments: SODO BIA Public Health Statement

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6/9/2016: SDOT Lander Street Meeting Recap

The S Lander St Bridge Project is now moving forward after being on hold for several years, and SDOT is currently refreshing the project design thanks to the voter approved Levy to Move Seattle and funding from the State legislature. At this early phase in the design process, they want to hear from the community on key design features. SDOT hosted an open house meeting last night to share information about the Lander Street Overpass

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5/20/2016: City of Seattle Releases First Freight Master Plan for Public Review

  SEATTLE – Today the Seattle Department of Transportation released its draft Freight Master Plan (FMP) for public review. The draft FMP was developed by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to address the unique characteristics, needs, and impacts of freight mobility in Seattle. It identifies why goods movement is so important to the City and the region, examines the challenges of moving goods, and provides solutions to address these challenges. Just about every product

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