Alliance News
Week of April 16, 2018
Call for Public Comment on Downtown Design Guidelines

The public is invited to an open house to talk about Downtown Design guidelines on Wednesday, April 18, from 5-7 p.m. at Olympia City Hall. There will be a presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by an opportunity for the public to review materials, discuss proposals with John Owen from MAKERS and staff and provide comments.
 
A working draft of the design guidelines is available online . The public is encouraged to provide comments using the email button on the webpage through April 30, 2018. All comments will be considered in the preparation of a public hearing draft that will be forwarded to the Olympia Planning Commission later this year.
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The Alliance has some great community events coming up. We also have ways for you to participate and share. Join the movement!

Third Thursdays! These events are designed to showcase the wide variety of local businesses in Downtown Olympia. Downtown retailers, restaurants, and performing arts venues have joined forces with Olympia Downtown Alliance. Each month will feature a different theme. Are you a business that wants to be involved? Learn more here (PDF) . Sign-up here.

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Our Facebook page is a great place to find events around Downtown. Like and visit our Facebook Page to learn about everything that is going on near you. 
Pets! Art Show Starts Next Week

For the love of pets!! Every piece of art will be dedicated to pets of all kinds. April 10 - 22. Submissions are made by local artists and voted on by the public! Free event!!

Interested in submitting your art? Artwork is accepted at Gallery Boom April 3 - 8. All sizes acceptable. Limited to 3 pieces. Gallery Boom 520 Adams St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501.

Search @galleryboom on Facebook for the event listing and more.
Isthmus Interim Park Improvements Project Begins
On Monday April 16, 2018, the City of Olympia's contractor, Neptune Marine LLC, will begin removal of concrete foundations left behind after the demolition of the former Thurston County buildings on 4th Avenue West.

Following this foundation removal, the contractor will begin work on converting these areas to useable park space managed by Olympia Parks, Arts, and Recreation. The interim park improvements will remain in place until a long-range master plan is developed for these City owned properties.
 
Construction of the park space will last approximately two months. During this time, sidewalks adjacent to the project site will remain closed. Please observe all signs indicating alternate pedestrian routes along 4 th and 5 th Avenues.
 
For more information on park improvements on the Isthmus, please visit the City website at http://olympiawa.gov/isthmus .
Belleza Ropa Trunk Show

Belleza Ropa wants to give you a little squeeze! Trunk Shows are Coming this weekend on Saturday, April 21st 1:00 - 5:00.

See the full line of Vim and Vigr compression socks at our trunk show along with Jafa shoes and sandals from Israel. There will be10% off both Jafa and Vim and Vigr and a drawing for free socks and shoes. Learn more at: www.bellezaropa.com
FREE - Business Coaching for Downtown Businesses
Take advantage of a great, new program brought to you by the Olympia Downtown Alliance… DO-BIS! This program offers downtown businesses free individual business advising sessions. EDC Business Coach Christine Buckley has assisted dozens of downtown businesses over the years. DO-BIS is offered in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC), and funded by the City of Olympia.

For more information, call us at 360-357-8948 or email Todd Cutts at tcutts@downtownolympia.org .
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