Historic South Downtown is…
The Historic South Downtown Community Preservation & Development Authority (“HSD”) is a state agency responsible for preserving, restoring, and promoting the health, safety, and cultural identity of Seattle’s Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District neighborhoods.
HSD was created by the Washington State Legislature as the first community preservation and development authority in the state to respond to impacts from ongoing construction of major public facilities, public works, and capital projects in both neighborhoods. It is governed by a board of thirteen volunteer and elected directors that represent community stakeholders from Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square and local legislature.
Send Us Your Ideas
HSD is committed to ensuring that its programs reflect the needs and interests of the two neighborhoods we serve. Send us your ideas for strengthening, preserving and promoting the vibrant communities of Pioneer Square and Chinatown-International District.
Read 2018 Brochure and 2018-21 Strategic Plan to learn more about upcoming funding opportunities and our work in the Historic South Downtown neighborhoods.
HSD Strategic Plan
See past project work here.