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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 ]

Mayor Harrell Announces $13.5 Million to Community Organizations Through the Equitable Development Initiative 

Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced $13,550,000 in awards through the Equitable Development Initiative (EDI), part of the City’s effort to support property ownership among Seattle’s diverse cultural communities in high displacement risk neighborhoods. The City awarded funds to community organizations for site acquisition and major capital projects, as well as… Filed Under: Economic Development, Racial Equity and Social Justice

DOWNTOWN ACTIVATION PLAN: Mayor Harrell Announces Immediate Actions to Revitalize Downtown; Issues Executive Order to Address Fentanyl Crisis 

Seattle – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled the first stage of the comprehensive Downtown Activation Plan to revitalize and reimagine Seattle’s downtown. Joined by dozens of downtown community, civic, and business leaders, Mayor Harrell introduced a set of immediate actions and short-term steps to make downtown neighborhoods safe, welcoming,… Filed Under: Economic Development, Public Safety

Mayor Harrell advances innovative Industrial and Maritime Strategy  

New approach strengthens protections for existing industrial and maritime lands; supports transit-oriented job growth in innovation centers near future light rail stations; supports smaller-scale industrial businesses and opportunities for maker spaces near residential areas; and creates opportunities for new housing.   Seattle – Today, Mayor Bruce Harrell announced new legislation to… Filed Under: Economic Development, Transportation and Development

Mayor Bruce Harrell Signs Permanent Sick and Safe Leave Legislation to Expand Protections for Gig Workers

The New Law Also Expands Paid Sick Leave to More Types of App-Based Workers SEATTLE – Today, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell signed into law new permanent paid sick and safe time (PSST) benefits for app-based workers. He was joined by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, who sponsored the legislation. The City Council… Filed Under: Economic Development, Public Health

Application for Working Families Tax Credit Opens February 1, Providing Payments Up to $1,200 to Individuals and Families in Seattle

Seattle –Starting on February 1, Seattle residents will be able to apply for a new annual tax credit that will provide payments up to $1,200 for low-to-moderate income individuals and families in Washington. The Working Families Tax Credit (WFTC) was approved and funded by the State legislature in 2021. The… Filed Under: Economic Development