Seattle, WA

December 13-16, 2009 – Seattle, WA. “Pioneer Square: Perceptions, Realities, Strategies.” Under contract the with Office of Economic Development (OED) of the City of Seattle, Rypkema conducted a 4-day technical assistance visit to the Pioneer Square commercial district in Seattle. The purpose of the visit was to assist the OED and the recently formed Pioneer Square Revitalization Committee in advancing the Pioneer Square Commercial District Revitalization Initiative. The objective of that initiative is to identify a set of actionable strategies to address key issues around business retention and growth, retail mix, and business capacity in Pioneer Square.