The Mayor and DPD, in partnership with the Alliance for Pioneer Square, are proposing a change to the land use code that would be a “win-win” for Pioneer Square. If approved, the amendments will encourage a mixed-use development that will bring office workers, residents and tourists to a key location next to Occidental Square.
Mayor McGinn visited Pioneer Square on March 18 for an annual economic development update. In recognition of the degree to which Pioneer Square was impacted by the economic recession, the City and the neighborhood collaborated in the development of an economic revitalization action plan “Pioneer Square 2015- A Strategy for Seattle’s First Neighborhood” that was completed in June of 2010. Mayor McGinn and Alliance for Pioneer Square executive director Leslie Smith have presented annual progress reports to the neighborhood each year since.