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RSVP for the Second Neighborhood Business District Safety Forum

Last October we held a public safety forum in SODO at which our members were able to provide city and county leaders with information about the impact of crime and public disorder on our businesses, customers, and employees. From information provided at the forum we commissioned the report “System Failure – Report on Prolific Offenders in Seattle’s Criminal Justice System”. What we found was that a significant portion of the criminal activity in our communities

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SODO Public Safety Announcement

A series of set fires occurred in the SODO neighborhood beginning late in the evening on March 24 and continuing through the early morning hours of March 25. A dumpster receptacle, garbage bin, construction materials and two forklifts were damaged from the fires. Combustibles next to a building were set in two of the fires. Fortunately, there were no reported injuries and no significant property loss. Fire investigators responded to each scene to conduct an

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Public Safety Advocacy

On February 25th, the SODO BIA, along several other of Seattle’s neighborhood business districts delivered a report to city officials regarding persistent crime in our neighborhoods. The report, titled, “System Failure – Report on Prolific Offenders in Seattle’s Criminal Justice System” was commissioned by neighborhood business districts in SODO, Pioneer Square, Chinatown/International District, Downtown, Ballard, the University District and Seattle’s tourism industry. It analyzes a sample of 100 individuals with high frequency levels of criminal

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SODO Stories, Made in SODO Series: O.B. Williams

The SODO Stories, Made in SODO series, is a collection of stories about business owners who create, design and sell products that are made in SODO. The businesses featured in the Made in SODO series are all featured in our Made in SODO video. Each story/business is unique, and they help to create a vibrant community here in SODO.  To watch the video, it can be found here: Made in SODO Video   Story: Jillian

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Viaduct Closure and Seattle Squeeze Information

As you may know, the closure of the Alaskan Way Viaduct is approaching. In preparation, we want to provide you information that may be helpful to share with your employees and customers.  We also want to provide you a timeline of major downtown projects that will impact traffic beginning in January and over the next few years, along with some tips for preparation and contact information:  Timeline January 4, 2019 | SR 99 Stadium Ramps Close: Northbound

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SODO Stories, Made in SODO Series: SML Design

The SODO Stories, Made in SODO series, is a collection of stories about business owners who create, design and sell products that are made in SODO. The businesses featured in the Made in SODO series are all featured in our Made in SODO video. Each story/business is unique, and they help to create a vibrant community here in SODO.  To watch the video, it can be found here: Made in SODO Video   Story: Jillian

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State of SODO

Join us on Thursday, November 8 from 4-7 pm at The Foundry (4130 1st Ave S) for the 2018 State of SODO! Our Annual Ratepayer Meeting!   We will be celebrating the renewal expansion of the SODO BIA and you will have the opportunity to learn more about our work plan, budget and Board of Directors for 2019. Carmen Best, Chief of Police for the Seattle Police Department will be our Keynote Speaker.   RSVP is appreciated for this

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SODO BIA Office Closed from 10/23/18-10/26/18

The SODO BIA Office will be closed from October 23-26, 2018 due to the SODO BIA staff attending the International Downtown Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is a great professional opportunity for our SODO BIA staff. Our staff will have access to email on our phones, but it will be limited.

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