Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Task Force to clean up Broadway

Looks like the city is planning to clean up Broadway on Capitol Hill

from the seattlepi

Key draft recommendations of the city task force for revitalizing Capitol Hill's main drag:

  • Spruce up the street by removing graffiti, removing or cleaning newspaper vending boxes, removing pay phones, installing designer street lamps, improving bus shelters and encouraging property owners and businesses to clean up.

  • Promote and market the Broadway district and its businesses, and recruit a better mix of stores.

  • Work with Sound Transit and the city to plan a Broadway light rail station that contributes to neighborhood vitality.

  • Form a Capitol Hill chamber of commerce, focusing initially on Broadway and the Pike/Pine corridor.

  • Form a dues-paying Capitol Hill Improvement District to finance an "ambassador" program and advocate for more police protection.

  • Draw up an overall design plan for Broadway development while encouraging more affordable housing.


    The Broadway Economic Vitality Action Agenda Team, comprising business and property owners, will present the recommendations to the public at a meeting tonight from 5:30 to 7:30 in the atrium/cafeteria at Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway. For information, contact Lisa Stewart in the city Office of Economic Development at 206-684-0208 or lisa.stewart@seattle.gov.

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