Newsletter
 Broadway BIA
May 2017

Broadway BIA News

June Pride Festival Update

This year, the historic organizers of the Saturday Pride Festival attempted to shift the date to two weeks earlier to give them a staging area for a Sunday march. We are happy to report that the event organizers are following the City's direction and hosting the Pride Festival on June 24th, the historic day of the festival, with commercial activity. This means the restaurants, retailers and other businesses on Broadway will have access to booth space and/or sidewalk venues!  Broadway Avenue businesses interested in participating in Capitol Hill Pride Festival - Bite of Pride should contact the organizers directly.

We appreciate the City recognizing the concerns of the dozens of brick and mortar Broadway businesses in this decision. It is our understanding that the event organizers are still asking for another event on June 10th which would close Broadway between John and Roy to host a street festival, but this event does not allow any commercial activity. The City has not responded to this request. The Chamber has sent comments that this closure seems unnecessary for the types of activities listed in the permit and would create harm to businesses due to impact on mobility without any opportunity to have sidewalk or outdoor commercial activity.
 
We will continue to monitor this situation closely and we ask you to email bbia@caphillchamber.org or call our office at 206.328.6646 if you have any issues or concerns regarding either the proposed June 10th event or the approved June 24th event. 

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 compare last month's  Broadway Ave clean-up service to the previous year:
 
For any service requests, please contact customer service 24/7 at  seattle@recology.com  or call   (206) 859-6700.

Visit  http://www.cleanscapes.com/ for service alerts, news, and quick answers to commonly asked questions.  
  
Capitol Hill BIA Open House

May 23, 6-8PM
The Summit (420 E Pike)

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!

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.

Read more about what's in the proposed BIA expansion at  capitolhill2020.org.

Upcoming Pridefest Events:

Take Pride in Capitol Hill - visit pridefest.org for more information about planned Pride events in June!



Community Resources

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  (206) 973-1835.

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  Android  and  iOS .

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.

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

For more information on the  Broadway BIA!