Broadway BIA
October 2016

Broadway BIA News

Proposed Legislation on Homeless Encampment Sweeps
T he City Council is considering legislation that will change how Seattle authorities respond to tent encampments. Thousands of people have contacted council members over the past month, and this legislation has evolved significantly. The current version defines suitable spaces for camping, establishes a timeline for removing different types of encampments, institutes a fine when campers and their belongings are improperly removed, creates a property management system and institutes additional requirements for outreach services.
This legislation is a short term response and a distraction to a decades-old issue in Seattle - getting people off the streets, into permanent housing and the services they need to keep them safe.   Please contact the City Council and ask them to work on implementing long term measures to finally address the homeless crisis.    

In the meantime, the Chamber works closely with outreach workers from the Downtown Seattle Association to help people experiencing homelessness. As of Oct 1st, trained specialists have contacted 460 individuals in Capitol Hill and connected more than a dozen people with a range of services such as medical care, employment, substance treatment, employment and food. If you see someone who you think needs services or support, please call them at 
206-973-1835 Mon - Fri between 7 am - 6 pm.

Learn more about how you can help neighbors in need
The Chamber is partnering with the Capitol Hill Community Council and Capitol Hill Housing to empower neighbors and community members to be a changemaker on homelessness in our neighborhood!   Attend a community forum and open house from 6:00-8:00 PM on October 20th at the Summit Space (420 E. Pike) to learn about the services and organizations currently working on homelessness issues in Capitol Hill, and find out how YOU can help!

The Holidays are right around the corner!

photo credit CHS blog
The holiday season is just around the corner and Broadway is an ideal place for shoppers, diners and visitors to explore. The Broadway BIA is considering investing in a seasonal marketing campaign to grow and strengthen our diverse business district. 

Please email us at and tell us how you prefer to spend these dollars:

* Marketing/advertising (online, print, broadcast, coupon books)
* Decorations (e.g. snowflakes, additional lighting, store front decorations)
* Activation (e.g. caroling, performing art)

Recology- Clean and Safe Collection

Fall means shorter, rainier days and lots and lots of leaves on the ground. Our cleaning service is working hard to keep our sidewalks and gutters clear of falling leaves. Meanwhile we have seen a significant rise in graffiti and posters in the neighborhood, and we are working to ensure they are removed or covered in a timely fashion. If you see graffiti on Broadway, please report it to customer service 24/7 at  or call   (206) 859-6700 to ensure it is prioritized.
Visit for service alerts, news, and quick answers to commonly asked questions.  

Let's take a look at the Broadway Ave clean-up service report to-date:

Broadway BIA and Chamber Events

Hilloween is October 29th!
photo credit Alex Garland

The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce's 7th annual Hilloween event is a one-day community celebration on Broadway, Pike and Pine that welcomes thousands of attendees.  This community party is free and open to everyone - designed with kids in mind - but just as fun for adults too. 

The indoor kid's carnival returns this year to the Seattle Central College Mitchell Activity Center, which will be transformed into a straw-bale maze featuring fun age-appropriate activities, Halloween-themed games, live performances, and fabulous tricks and treats!
The carnival concludes with our signature costume parade led by the Chaotic Noise Marching Band and trick-or-treating with participating merchants along Broadway, Pike and Pine - don't forget to stop by the Haunted Laboratory at 1st Security Bank!

Visit the Hilloween website for a more complete list of activities and performances, or RSVP to   our Facebook event page.
Special thanks to our top sponsors
Sponsor of the Kid's Carnival - Vulcan Inc
Sponsors of the Center Stage - Hunters Capital, Capitol Hill Housing Foundation, & Gaspar's Construction.


photo credit Alex Garland
Participate in the Trick or Treat On Broadway, Pike and Pine!

Merchants along Broadway, Pike, and Pine are encouraged to participate in this year's Hilloween Trick-or-Treat from 3-6PM on October 29th.  We'll provide the "Candy Poster" and direct kids your way with a Trick or Treat map.  We ask that merchants participate by:
  • Hanging a "Candy Poster" in your window to advertise the event and let kids know the day of that you have candy for them
  • Buy plenty of candy to hand out from 3-6PM 
  • Have your employees dress in  costume
  • If you are off the beaten path of Broadway, we suggest you make signs to show kids the way to your door or have an employee in costume on the sidewalk

Email  to make sure you get a candy poster and  your block is included on the map!

Special thanks to our Trick or Treat Sponsors - Broadway BIA, KEXP, ParentMap, and Dick's Dive-Ins


New This Year!
Capitol Hill Zombie Crawl

Something new for the "big kids" this year - the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 1st annual  Hilloween Zombie Crawl event, a zomb-i-fied pub crawl of Capitol Hill bars and restaurants, in the evening following the family- friendly Hilloween carnival!  Zombies and zombie hunters will gather at dusk to collect their maps before dispersing to the streets for the creepy crawl.  Participants (age 21+) will enjoy drink and food specials at participating venues.
Be a part of the fun by participating in the 1st Annual Hilloween Zombie Crawl on Capitol Hill!  Get your bar or restaurant on the map with a  $200 sponsorship.

Email   BEFORE OCTOBER 17TH to participate.

     Special thanks to our Zombie Crawl Sponsor- Uncle Ike's, now with multiple locations! 

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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. Contact Jackie St Louis   at (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.
Need to hire extra security staff for your event? MacGregor Event Staffing offers professional security for bars, nightclubs, restaurants, festivals, concerts, parties, weddings and events. Contact Cameron Black at (206) 697-3245.

Questions or Comments?

If you would like to connect with the Broadway BIA or have questions or comments, please contact us at

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