Newsletter
 Broadway BIA
March 2018

Broadway BIA News

Spring Has Sprung on Broadway

The winter lights the BBIA put up late last fall are coming down and the cherry blossoms are out. It's the time of year to look forward to long, sunny days with thousands of people walking Broadway every week shopping, eating, and enjoying all our community has to offer.   

We have lots of news to share this spring and reminders of both how you can make the most of the BBIA's services NOW and prepare for the summer and great events like PrideFest Capitol Hill. As usual, if at any point you need help with anything, e-mail us at  bbia@caphillchamber.org. 

We're here to serve you year-round! 

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. There has more time dedicated to power-washing alleys and hosing clean-ups this year but a reduction in the amount of trash removed. A new StreetScapes manager has recently taken over and we're working directly with him to make sure he fully understands the issue Broadway faces.

Here is a side by side comparison of Feb 2017 and 2018 clean up stats :

   Please contact customer service 24/7 at  seattle@recology.com   or call   (206) 859-6700 to report graffiti, illegal dumping, sharps and biohazards.  Graffiti should be removed within 24 hours and sharps and biohazards will be removed in three hours.

Visit  http://www.cleanscapes.com/ for service alerts, news, and quick answers to commonly asked questions.  
  
Meet Our New BBIA Administrator: Egan Orion

Hello to all BBIA rate-payers!
Greetings! My name is Egan Orion and I'm the new Broadway BIA Administrator. I was brought on just a couple of weeks ago and am using my time right now to get up to speed. Some of you may recognize my name, as I also run the non-profit PrideFest, which is now the permanent producer of PrideFest Capitol Hill. I'm on Broadway every day of the year and have lived, played, and worked in the community since the early 90s.

My work with PrideFest Capitol Hill has also given me a special appreciation of the needs of Broadway businesses. For years, I've had a rich relationship with many of the businesses within the BIA footprint and look forward to developing relationships with the rest of you

The BIA works for you, and I hope in my role I can help to make sure that seasonal touches like lighting or flower baskets, regular efforts like street cleaning, ongoing challenges like serving the homeless population in the area, or special events like Hilloween, Clean Sweep, and PrideFest all help contribute to making Broadway a vibrant, safe, and open place to shop, eat, work, live, and play.



Prepare for PrideFest Capitol Hill on Saturday, June 23

(full disclosure: the current Broadway BIA Administrator is also the Executive Director of PrideFest, who produces PrideFest Capitol Hill)

On June 23, we welcome back to Broadway PrideFest Capitol Hill, this year led by the PrideFest non-profit, who after last year has become the new historic producer of the event. 

As we've reported in past newsletters, all current Broadway BIA rate-payers in good standing are able to, courtesy of the Broadway BIA, get a FREE 10x10 booth space for this year's festival. Booth space if first-come, first-served, so we recommend you complete your booking in the next 2-3 weeks to guarantee your place. If you'd like more than (1) 10x10 space, additional space is available at a discount.

BOOK YOUR FREE 10x10 SPACE AT PRIDEFEST CAPITOL HILL:

Last year there were 40,000 attendees at PrideFest Capitol Hill and for many businesses, it's the busiest day of the year. If you can't do a booth, then please come and enjoy the festivities! Four stages, outdoor bars and restaurants, craft vendors, and all the usual splendor of Broadway in Summer.



Neighborhood News & Events

Broadway Streetcar Improvement Discussion with Capitol Hill Businesses

Date & Time: Thu, Mar 29 | Time: 9am
Location: Elliott Bay Book Company Community Space (1521 10th Ave)


Please attend a meeting with Jonathan Dong from SDOT to discuss proposed changes to turn lanes on Broadway as part of the "Broadway Streetcar Improvement Project".  The project, as proposed, entails removing all left hand turn lanes going southbound on Broadway from John to Madison. If this were to happen, much of the Pike Pine corridor east of Broadway would be cut off from anyone traveling by car southbound on Broadway.   It is important that SDOT hear from as many of you as possible regarding the proposed changes. 

Can't attend?  Email your questions or concerns to:  Jonathan.Dong@seattle.gov



Have any meetings or special events that you want us to know about? Let the Capitol Hill Chamber know and they'll be sure to include you in their events calendar.  Email office@caphillchamber.org



Community Resources

Public Safety & Social Services Resources

There are a number of public and private resources in our neighborhood that can provide treatment, shelter, and meals to those in need.   We've compiled them into a downloadable/printable document here. Please share this list with your neighbors, friends, and co-workers.

IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT HOMELESS OUTREACH SERVICES
Through the end of March, if you see someone in non-emergency distress, the  Capitol Hill Metropolitan Improvement District Outreach (MID) team operates from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. Call  (206) 973-1835. Starting APRIL 1, HOMELESS OUTREACH WILL TEMPORARILY BE DISCONTINUED ON CAPITOL HILL. Through the city, funding has been shifting to groups serving specific populations. We at the BBIA have committed funds to extending outreach efforts but recently learned the MID would not be able to take on those responsibilities as we had thought. We are working with other community groups and the city to make sure this is a temporary blip and that this outreach continues to serve the community in 2018. Stay tuned for more information on that.

SEE LITTER, 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  Android  and  iOS .

NEED TO REPORT A CRIME?
The Seattle Police Department is here to help:
  • Emergencies: If you see or experience a crime, or one 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.
  • You can also call the non-emergency line and ask for a welfare check if you see someone who needs help
  • 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.

Questions or Comments?

If you would like to connect with the Broadway BIA or have questions or comments, please contact us at bbia@caphillchamber.org

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