- Fosters a sense of belonging, safety and support
- Is accessible to families with young children
- Has affordable options for those on a budget
- Is environmentally friendly, green and beautiful
- Allows small businesses to thrive and be successful
- Is vibrant, active and full of life
A Downtown that is YOU!
The plan uses language that is relevant to real people and does not center the language of government or business. How we speak about the current state of Downtown and the future vision should be aligned with what real Seattleites want and center their needs.
Our vision for Downtown Seattle forms an opinion of who/what Downtown is for and takes a visionary approach consistent with the changing trends in downtowns nationally.
A plan that lives up to Seattle’s race and social justice values by centering underrepresented voices and Black, Indigenous and other Seattleites of color in the design of the future of Downtown.
The plan will focus on actions that improve Downtown's air quality, address the impact climate change is having on Downtown and plan for a more resilient, fossil fuel-free city.
While acknowledging the challenges facing too many Downtown, we want to center people's humanity and ability to thrive. The plan will reflect the need for Downtown to be a safe place for all people.
Balance long-term transformation with quick wins now, prioritizing those now to three year impacts intended to stabilize Downtown and build momentum for sustainable change.
The plan needs to include measurable outcomes, clear timelines and accountability to demonstrate an authentic commitment to achieving these goals.
Understanding that the future of Downtown requires all sectors to be committed and brought into the process, engaging and involving government, nonprofits, the private sector and community is critical.
Supports major sports, entertainment, retail gatherings, and events while maintaining the surrounding bustling industrial and maritime functions that are critical to our local and regional economy.
The anchor of Seattle’s Asian community for over 100 years. A resilient community, rich in history and culture, committed to self-determination despite the continuing impacts of development, public policies, and other structural inequities.
Being known as Seattle’s “first neighborhood” is a draw for many with its historic architecture, King Street Station and events like the First Thursday Art Walk. Filled with art studios, galleries, bars, cafes, restaurants, and Occidental Park.
Includes the historic Pike Place Market, the oldest continuously operating farmers’ market in the country, the central waterfront, and attractions like the Seattle Art Museum, Benaroya Hall, the Seattle Central Library, and Westlake Center.
Stretches from the edge of the Downtown core to Seattle Center, next to the Pacific Science Center and Space Needle. Has many new high-rise residential buildings, hotels, and corporate offices that cater to residents and visitors.
Home to nightlife, local restaurants, and entertainment venues boasting bookings over decades ranging from Nirvana to Lizzo. Includes the Olympic Sculpture Park and a large selection of human services that support people living in this neighborhood.