Broadway BIA
November 2017

Broadway BIA News

Tree lighting on Broadway

Last week, 60 trees along Broadway were wrapped with white lights to brighten the area.  This is our second year lighting trees and we hope your visitors, customers, and employees love the extra sparkle and cheer on Broadway. We tried to light all of the BIA area, but unfortunately there are some areas we were unable to light due to non-functioning power sources on Seattle City Light poles.  These lights will be up through March 2018 and will be maintained on a regular basis. If you see light strings that have been damaged and/or are no longer working, please send a note to with location and a brief description 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. This year, we noticed a significant build up of leaves on sidewalks and gutters, which can create pedestrian hazards and potentially flooding issues. Recology brought more staff into the area over the first two weeks in November to deal with the extra leaf litter, and we saw a dramatic improvement over the past week. 

Here is a side by side comparison of Oct 2016 and 2017 clean up stats :

   Please contact customer service 24/7 at   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 for service alerts, news, and quick answers to commonly asked questions.  

Hilloween 2017 was a huge success!

On Oct 28th, Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's 8th annual Hilloween welcomed thousands of families to a one-day community celebration on Broadway and in the Pike-Pine corridor. The indoor carnival was a hit and trick or treaters loved the sunny fall day. Check out the photos from the Carnival and Red Carpet

Thank you to the Broadway BIA ratepayers for sponsoring the afternoon Trick or Treating! 

Special thanks to our sponsors:




Broadway decks the halls this holiday season with Shop the Hill

'Tis the season!  This November and December, the Broadway Business Improvement Area (BIA) and Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce are proud to once again sponsor the Shop the Hill holiday campaign.  It's our way of bringing good vibes, holiday cheer and increased traffic to Capitol Hill and your highly valued businesses.

In partnership with the CHS blog and Coca Cola, we will be promoting your business all season long.   Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so we can see what you're up to and spread the word. 

Advertise your sales, deals, pop-ups, and holiday events for FREE at: and don't forget to Hashtag your holiday posts and encourage your patrons to do the same! #shopthehill

We will distribute this year's Shop the Hill posters, table tents and postcards starting November 20th. Please contact if you do not receive a Shop the Hill poster for your location.  

Neighborhood News & Events

Thanksgiving Day Hours

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is compiling a list of Capitol Hill businesses that will be open on Thanksgiving day to send to local media.  

Send us your Thanksgiving day hours
 and any specials you're running and we'll make sure to include you. Email

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.

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.

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 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?

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