June Pride Activities Update
For the past eight years, Broadway businesses have celebrated Seattle's Pride weekend with a festival on the Saturday before the Pride March, and approximately 20-30 brick and mortar shops have participated with booths and outdoor patio seating. This event is important in reminding attendees and participants that Capitol Hill, and Broadway specifically, served as the heart of the queer community for more than five decades. The Saturday event is well-attended by visitors from throughout the region and the state who travel to Seattle for Sunday's downtown Pride Parade, which is the third largest in the country, and is often the highest grossing weekend for many of the restaurants who add outdoor seating areas.
While this event is a blast for all who attend, festivals do have impacts, such as trash, parking and mobility limitations. For example, last year, the Broadway BIA (BBIA) incurred a $500 charge to deal with additional clean up from the Saturday Festival between John and Roy Street and retail businesses reported significantly lower sales when compared to other non-festival weekends due to limited visibility to entrances and booths with competing out-of-area vendors located within close proximity. The BBIA board sent a letter to the City outlining these concerns last year and this year they sent a letter requesting better communication from the historic event organizers with regards to garbage collection and vendor placement for the traditional June 24
Recently, the historic organizers announced they were changing the date of Pride Festival from June 24
th to June 10
th. This change was quite a surprise to Broadway BIA ratepayers, many of whom are already planning for staffing for that weekend and have purchased or rented supplies in preparation for Pride weekend customers. On April 21
st (time T.B.D), the City will be deliberating the application to move the event to June 10
th for a festival that will stretch from Pine to Roy on Broadway (time not confirmed yet).
The BBIA board will be attending and submitting a letter with regards to this application and we need to hear from you to ensure we are addressing your concerns.
Please take one minute to answer these three questions to ensure we are representing your opinions and concerns and email additional comments to
Your Ratepayer Dollars Hard at Work:
The Broadway BIA has a contract with Recology StreetScapes to sweep the sidewalks, remove graffiti, bio
-hazards and posters 7 days a week.
Let's take a look at how the 2017
Broadway Ave clean-up service is doing so far:
Capitol Hill BIA Open House
April 29, 12-2PM
Learn about the proposed Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area (BIA) Expansion at an
upcoming Open House
. Find out how the Capitol Hill BIA will raise funds to provide much-needed benefits directly to the neighborhood to get the big things done - and keep Capitol Hill unique!
There will be a short presentation and you will have a chance to ask questions and meet other supporters of the BIA expansion.
Who should attend? Property owners, business owners and residents located within the boundaries of the Capitol Hill BIA. The Capitol Hill Business Improvement Area will cover areas surrounding Broadway, Pike/Pine, 12th Avenue East, 15th Avenue East, 19th Avenue East, Melrose Avenue and Olive & Denny Way.
An additional Open House will be held
May 23, 6-8PM at The Summit.
Public Safety Resources
If you see someone in non-emergency distress, the
Capitol Hill Metropolitan Improvement District Outreach (MID)
team operates from 7:30 AM-6:00 PM. Call
See litter, illegal dumping, graffiti or sharps? Download the
Find it Fix it app
This app is a new platform to report a variety of issues to the City of Seattle. It is available for
Need to report a crime? The
Seattle Police Department is here to help:
- Emergencies: If you have just seen or experienced a crime, or one is in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately.
- Non-emergencies: If the crime happened a while ago and there is no direct danger to you or another person, please call the police non-emergency line at (206) 625-5011 or submit a report online.
- Follow SPD Tweets by Beat to receive updates in your "beat."
Smell smoke or need to report a fire?
The mission of the
Seattle Fire Department is to save lives and protect property:
- To report a fire, smoke, or other emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
- For non-emergencies and general SFD inquiries call (206) 386-1400.
If you would like to connect with the Broadway BIA or have questions or comments, please contact us at