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Recertification

We are excited to announce that the process to reauthorize and expand the SODO BIA in 2019 is about to become a reality! The SODO BIA has proven itself through four years of providing effective and cost- efficient services and advocacy for the benefit of SODO. Property owners, business owners, as well as community organizations voiced the need for expanding our sustainable funding mechanism to help ensure that all of SODO has access to enhanced services for

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2018 Incentives Update for Commercial Retrofit Lighting and HVAC

To better serve their customers and reflect market trends, Seattle City Light is updating our Commercial Retrofit Lighting incentives for both Small and Medium/Large Commercial customers. These changes will go into effect on August 1, 2018. New incentives will be applied to projects that submit an application, project bid and cut sheets beginning August 1, 2018. Projects with an application, project bid and cut sheets submitted prior to August 1, 2018 will receive our current

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Sound Transit West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions SODO-Stadiums Neighborhood...

Sound Transit West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions SODO-Stadiums Neighborhood Forum Event Details: Date: May 9, 4 – 6:30 p.m. Location: Metropolist, 2931 First Ave S Contact: Sound Transit, 206-903-7229, wsblink@soundtransit.org Event price: $0/free Event Description: Join Sound Transit at a neighborhood forum in SODO-Stadiums neighborhoods for a deep dive into the latest project details and concepts and get a chance to share your insights. Here’s is the agenda:

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Preventing Harassment in the #MeToo Era

Schlemlein Fick & Scruggs invites you to an employment breakfast seminar: Preventing Harassment in the #MeToo Era #MeToo. Time’s Up. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Bill O’Reilly. Garrison Keillor. While stories over the past several months about sexual harassment and workplace-related sexual assault have tended to focus on the entertainment and media industries, these issues can affect all employers in all industries. The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have focused more attention on these issues. This

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Art and Motion: The Transformative SODO Track Mural Project

By: Abigail Leong There is something magical about the moment the Light Rail comes around the corner onto 5th Avenue. Faces that were buried in papers and glued to screens simultaneously detach from their objects of attention and drift upward like flowers to the light as the large train windows are suddenly filled with color. While the murals slip past, the sleep-tinged eyes of the commuters catch on a leaping fox, a yellow tent, the fluorescent

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Business owners fighting with Seattle over parking access in SoDo

Business owners fighting with Seattle over parking access in SoDo The traffic in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood puts a squeeze on business owners trying to keep people from blocking access to their buildings. Author: Greg Copeland Published: 11:33 PM PDT March 12, 2018 Updated: 5:59 AM PDT March 13, 2018 For as long as Jodi Opitz can remember there have been signs on her building warning drivers they’d be towed if they parked in front of

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SODO Voices: City needs to work with Sodo businesses to update parking rules

Opinion: City needs to work with Sodo businesses to update parking rules By Darby DuComb Mar 9, 2018, 2:00am PST Sodo’s local business owners are suffering needlessly. City rules are causing conflicts between parking and loading zones, and the city regularly hands out parking tickets to businesses that are using their loading docks. In Sodo, building access is particularly complex. Many companies are small, locally owned manufacturers and suppliers that form the backbone of Seattle’s

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Starbucks Reserve® SODO BIA Event

Starbucks Reserve® SODO & the SODO BIA welcome you to their first Reserve store, a unique marketplace offering our rarest small lot coffees and artisanal Italian food from Princi.   We invite you to tour the exquisitely designed spaces and enjoy aperitivo – an inspired menu of wine, beer, spirits and small bites. Please join us, the SODO Business Improvement Area and your SODO neighbors for an open house on Thursday, March

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