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Mayor Harrell Signs New Seattle Tourism Improvement Area Legislation to Draw More Visitors and Expand Economic Benefits for the Region  

STIA enhancements will capitalize on new Summit Seattle Convention Center, increase travel and tourism promotion.  Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed the new Seattle Tourism Improvement Area (STIA) legislation into law, following Seattle City Council’s unanimous vote approving the mayor’s proposed amendment on September 19, 2023. The legislation establishes… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Announces $9.5 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative  

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced $9,582,651 in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support property ownership among Seattle’s diverse communities in neighborhoods at high risk of displacement. The EDI funding is intended to support community organizations for site acquisition and major… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Host Basketball and Pickleball Tournaments Downtown, Reenergizing Public Space at Taylor and 5th Ave 

Mayor Harrell’s Downtown Activation Plan brings excitement and people downtown to basketball tournament this weekend and pickleball tournament next weekend, launches new pickleball court at the Taylor & 5th Ave Plaza  Seattle – Bringing people, sports, and excitement Downtown this weekend and next, the City of Seattle, Seattle Parks Foundation,… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation to Strengthen Protections for Maritime and Industrial Lands, Creating New Housing and Job Opportunities 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Harrell joined City, Port, labor, housing partners and maritime and industrial business representatives to sign the Maritime and Industrial Strategy into law following its unanimous passage by the City Council last week. The package of legislation represents the first major update to the industrial land use policy… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell Announces City Initiative to Help Save Families Up to $23,000 Per Year 

New CiviForm program reduced time for residents to apply to City discount programs by 80%, offering up to $23,000 total possible savings.  Benefits portal at seattle.gov/affordable makes it easier and faster for residents to get the help they need. SEATTLE – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell announced the expansion of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell Delivers Downtown Activation Plan to Revitalize Seattle’s City Center and Build for the Future 

Detailed action plan includes continuum of initiatives balancing immediate and short-term steps with long-term systemic changes designed to drive progress and bring Seattle’s Downtown into a new age. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced details of Seattle’s comprehensive Downtown Activation Plan – a bold and ambitious roadmap to revitalize… [ Keep reading ]

City Hall Park Restored and Reopened to the Public 

Mayor Harrell: Reopening encourages neighbors to visit iconic and restored downtown park and expands greenspace available to downtown residents and workers Seattle, WA – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell joined civic, business, and community members to celebrate the reopening of City Hall Park on 3rd Avenue. After nearly two years of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Harrell and Office of Planning and Community Development Unveil Competition Winners Advancing Innovative Office Space Conversion Ideas Focused on Sustainable Downtown Activation

Bold proposals will inform future legislative and regulatory efforts to advance conversion projects, optimize urban assets, and meet unique neighborhood needs Mayor Bruce Harrell and The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) announced the winners of the City’s design competition seeking innovative ideas for downtown office space conversions. The winning proposals exemplified imaginative and achievable… Filed Under: Economic Development, Housing and Homelessness, Office of the MayorTagged With:

The Liberty Project: Mayor Harrell Announces New Small Business Growth Program with University of Washington, Seattle University and Tabor 100 

The City of Seattle and partners will launch the Liberty Project – a new innovative business growth program focused on increasing revenues for businesses owned by underrepresented communities in Seattle – particularly Black-owned businesses. New initiative will build on work of partner institutions and Seattle Restored program, enhancing Downtown Activation… Filed Under: Economic Development, Racial Equity and Social Justice

Mayor Harrell Signs Legislation Renewing and Expanding the Metropolitan Improvement District, Advancing Downtown Activation Plan

New legislation renews MID for ten years, expands service boundaries south to the stadium district, and increases investments toward cleaning services, downtown ambassadors, security, and more. Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law a renewed and expanded Metropolitan Improvement District (MID), advancing a core component of his Downtown Activation Plan…. [ Keep reading ]