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South Downtown
Community Priorities Study

Community priorities identified by residents, workers, visitors and others in South Downtown (Pioneer Square and the CID) have remained remarkably stable over the last 25 years or so.

 

How do we know? In 2019, HSD reviewed a variety of studies from the neighborhoods. These studies were initiated by city departments, developers, community organizations and planners trying to define a vision for the future in and around South Downtown.

The bottom line is, when asked over and over, year after year, by a number of different organizations, through a variety of outreach methods, for a many kinds of projects, twelve priorities rose to the top again and again. 

We envision two healthy, safe, and connected neighborhoods where current and future businesses, residents, nonprofits, cultures, and histories survive and thrive. We envision two neighborhoods that attract, inspire, and remain significant to communities throughout Seattle and across the region.

Community Priorities List for South Downtown

How did we reach this list of priorities?

Over the past two decades, community and government organizations in Pioneer Square and the Chinatown International District have engaged in multiple community-focused exercises to develop plans, reports, and guiding documents. These publications may have been meant to shape decisions about specific projects or gather input on issues that affect Pioneer Square and the C-ID. In each study, the authors identified values and priorities important to those who participated. These priorities and values have remained remarkably consistent over the course of decades.


Historic South Downtown and stakeholders reviewed these publications and identified common values and priorities (defined as values and priorities that were shared across two or more publications). In a series of workshops, community organizations built on these common values and priorities to identify shared goals and objectives.

Retain or increase community ownership of properties

保留或增加社區對財產的所有權

Duy trì hoặc tăng cường quyền sở hữu của cộng đồng đối với tài sản

Improve public safety

改善公共安全

Tăng cường an toàn công cộng

Enhance community vitality and sustainability

增強社區的活力和永續發展

Tăng cường sức sống và tính bền vững của cộng đồng

Encourage economic development

鼓勵經濟發展

Khuyến khích phát triển kinh tế

Acknowledge and address historic racism that has and continues to impact neighborhoods

承認並解決曾經並繼續影響社區的歷史性種族主義問題

Thừa nhận và giải quyết vấn đề phân biệt chủng tộc trong lịch sử đã và đang tiếp tục ảnh hưởng đến các khu phố

Minimize cumulative harm to and/or displacement of existing businesses, residents, and nonprofits

儘量減少對現有企業、居民和非營利組織的累積傷害和/或流離失所

Giảm thiểu các bất lợi tổng hợp đối với và/hoặc sự di dời của các doanh nghiệp, cư dân và tổ chức phi lợi nhuận hiện nay

Activate common areas

活化公共區域

Vận hành các khu vực chung

Increase economic diversity

增加經濟多元化

Tăng cường sự đa dạng kinh tế

Improve mobility and connectivity

改善交通便利和連通

Tăng cường tính linh động và kết nối

Retain historic and cultural character

保留歷史和文化特色

Giữ lại các đặc trưng lịch sử và văn hóa

Support a small business environment

支持小企業環境

Hỗ trợ môi trường kinh doanh nhỏ

Ensure that people across Seattle and the region continue to visit the neighborhoods, even during construction of public projects

確保整個西雅圖和區域的民眾在公共專案的施工期間也能繼續光臨這些社區

Đảm bảo rằng mọi người dân ở khắp Seattle và khu vực này tiếp tục tiếp cận được các khu phố, ngay cả trong quá trình xây dựng các dự án công cộng