The SODO Green Space Plan

The SODO community wants a greener industrial district. The SODO Green Space Plan outlines a vision for a healthy, safe, efficient, and resilient future for the benefit of all businesses, employees, and visitors.

The crux of this vision is simple: green infrastructure can be integrated into industrial spaces without disrupting freight and business operations.


Key Opportunities

Green spaces have significant environmental, economic, and social benefits — including improving air and water quality, natural stormwater management and soil protection, and attracting people to local business districts and community spaces.

Some key opportunities for greening include…

– Street Trees

– Under Overpasses

– Dog Parks

– Underutilized Spaces

– Private Greening: Green Roofs or Walls

One Seattle Day of Service

Join us at we officially begin site preparation for our new Industrial Way park!

Mayor Harrell, local leaders, and thousands of volunteers will join together for the Day of Service on Saturday May 18, 2024.

For this upcoming Day of Service, we will begin site preparation for our first pilot project, located at Industrial Way! This will include litter clean-up and preparing the site for planters, walkways and furnishings.

 

Greenspace Open House 2023

Thanks to all who joined us for our Greenspace Open House on September 28th, 2023. Here we had the opportunity to discuss the needs, benefits, and opportunities related to a greener Industrial District with the SODO community.

 

Stay tuned for more opportunities to take part in the SODO Greenspace plan! We’re currently planning additional opportunities for community members to provide feedback, and volunteering opportunities for site preparation.

Join Our Transportation Committee

Our Transport SODO committee leverages influence and investments to improve the transportation infrastructure necessary for commerce to thrive in SODO, including an emphasis on road conditions, signage, freight mobility and parking.

RSVP For Our Transit Open House

Details to come… 

Special Thanks to Our Partners

We would like to thank the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development for funding this work through an Only in Seattle Grant, as well as collaboration with our friends at MXM Landscape Architecture on creation of this plan.

...and Special Thanks to Our Green Space Task Force Members

South Industrial Way Action Plan