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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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5/17/2016: Mayor’s Office Announces Plans to Address the “JungleR...

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   City, State to begin implementing next steps for I-5 and East Duwamish Greenbelt SEATTLE (May 17, 2016) – Mayor Ed Murray and Governor Jay Inslee are initiating next steps to improve public safety and public health in the area under I-5 and in the East Duwamish Greenbelt along the freeway in South Seattle. “Seattle and the State of Washington will work together to

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3/16/16: Good News about Car Prowls for SODO

Captain Mike Washburn, South Precinct reports: While preparing for tomorrow’s SeaStat meeting, I noticed that while car prowls are up citywide, the SODO neighborhood is down 54% (39 incidents) year-to-date compared to last year. Car prowls have been SODO’s biggest crime issue, so this is a big victory. Since January, the BIA has contracted with SPD for additional car prowl emphasis patrols and the effect is noticeable.

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3/9/2016: Lander Street Overpass Meeting Recap

Lander Street Overpass Project Update: 3/8/2016 Presenters: Chris Eaves, SDOT Freight Team Jude Willcher, SDOT Capital Planning Team Review of SDOT’s 5 Core Values and Vision: A Vibrant City and thriving economy connecting people and products within Seattle and to regional and international markets. Safe: Improve safety and the predictable movement of goods and people Interconnected: Reliably connect manufacturing/industrial centers and business districts with the local, state and international freight networks Affordable: Maintain and improve

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3/3/2016: A SODO Conversation with SPD- Event Recap

On March 2nd, more than 75 SODO stakeholders came together to meet with representatives from the Seattle Police Department to discuss safety issues and enforcement plans in SODO. Key topics were the “Jungle: and other illegal campers and the public safety and health issues they represent in the district. During the event Asst Chief Steve Wilske addressed the challenges that SPD faces in dealing with these issues and answered attendees’ questions, He also shared

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2/17/2016- The Big SODO Clean up Has Begun!

  The SODO BIA is pleased to announce that we have entered into a contract with the Northwest Center to clean up the streets and right of ways around SODO.  The teams started today, and will be covering the entire BIA over the course of the next two weeks! Keep an eye out for the safety vests and say hello as they work near your business.  A few before and after photos of their first

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