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TOP Most Exciting Changes in Neighborhood


SEATTLE’S GREAT WHEEL

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Symbolic of impending waterfront focus

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Opens June 29

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Awakening a world-class waterfront


NEW RETAIL IN NEIGHBORHOOD

Repositioning of Broadacres Building

New Urban Target Store

IGA Kress Building

Retail brokers are seeing a lot of

activity for downtown retail spaces


CULTURAL EXPANSION / SPORTING

Seattle City Council creates Downtown Historic Theater District with five theaters

Seattle has more cultural venues per capita then any other city in the U.S.


ONGOING COMMITMENT TO THE PIKE PLACE MARKET

The $80 million almost invisible rehab of the Market is now complete and good for many decades

路 The Market Foundation: Pike Market Medical Clinic, Food Bank Childcare and Preschool, and Senior Center


DSA FOCUS ON PIKE PINE CORRIDOR AND 3RD AVENUE CORRIDOR

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Have a heart – give smart

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Free ride bus zone ends in September

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Front door experience for visitors Seattle

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Children's play space is coming to

Westlake Park DSA, the City of Seattle and the Seattle School District are planning for a downtown elementary school.


New Residential Developments

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Insignia Condos – 5th & Bell

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8th & Pine – apartments

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Viktoria – 1915 2nd Ave

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Coleman Tower – 800 Western Ave

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The Martin – 2105 5th Ave

The condominium pipeline is almost on empty


Rumored Changes to the Eitel Building – 2nd & Pike

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DJC reports potential of a boutique hotel use

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Challenges with redevelopment / historic significance

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Redefine retail experience


DSA FOCUS ON PIKE PINE CORRIDOR AND 3RD AVENUE CORRIDOR

Rumored that Equity Residential has acquired former 1 Hotel site

Greg Smith is actively seeking equity

Construction disruption has a way of resetting neighborhoods

Added investment, retail and stakeholders positive for neighborhood


Amazon.com Campus

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3 new towers = 3 million sq. ft. = est. 15,000+ employees

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Underscores trend for “urban campuses” as tech companies compete for talent

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Cements two key corridors: Pike / Pine and Westlake


Seattle Central Waterfront Park / SR 99

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Outline changes to waterfront and likely “lifestyle”

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Impacts of the Viaduct removal


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Top 10 "Most Exciting Changes" in Neighborhood  

William Justen, a longtime resident of downtown Seattle and current homeowner of Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue provided his top 10 most e...