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Mayor Durkan to Sign Downtown Empty Storefront Legislation Into Law Following Unanimous City Council Vote

Temporary Change Will Increase Permitting Flexibility for Uses of Empty Storefronts to Help Bring Businesses and Artists Back Downtown Seattle (August 16, 2021) – Following unanimous passage by the City Council, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she will sign into law legislation to allow more flexibility in permitted uses… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Vacant Storefront Legislation

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan issued the following statement regarding legislation that allows more flexibility in permitted uses for empty downtown storefronts moving out of the Seattle City Council’s Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee. “The downtown core is Seattle’s economic engine and heartbeat, and it’s up to us to help it come back better than ever for all those who… [ Keep reading ]

Welcome Back Weeks Attended By At Least 15,000 People, Spur Economic Activity and Support for Workers Downtown

Welcome Back Weeks Catalyzed Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Spending at Downtown Small Businesses SEATTLE (July 30, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced the outcomes of Welcome Back Weeks – a two-week effort from the City and downtown partners to bring workers, small businesses, and visitors back… [ Keep reading ]

Digable Planets to Headline Free Sunset Concert at Welcome Back to Westlake Event

City Partners With More Than 30 Restaurants and Retailers for Halloween in July Trick-or-Treating at Westlake Welcome Back to Pioneer Square and Westlake Events Taking Place This Saturday and Sunday SEATTLE (July 21, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced final lineups and activations as part of the City of… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Downtown Leaders to Discuss New Actions and Investments Made as Part of Welcome Back Weeks

Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and downtown leaders today discussed new actions and investments made as part of Welcome Back Weeks. The Mayor was joined by Seattle Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce President David Leong, Alliance for Pioneer Square Executive Director Lisa Howard, and Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) President and CEO Jon… [ Keep reading ]

As Welcome Back Weeks Begin, Mayor Durkan and Partners Announce New Efforts to Support Small Businesses Across the Downtown Core

City to Support Nearly 500 Downtown Small Businesses Through Welcome Back Weeks Efforts, Approximately 80% are Women or Minority Owned SEATTLE (July 12, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced new efforts to support small businesses across the downtown core as part of Welcome Back Weeks occurring from July… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle to Offer at Least 100 Free Tickets to Day In • Day Out Festival at Welcome Back Week Vaccination Pop-Ups

First 100 People Vaccinated at the City’s Welcome Back Week Clinics Will Receive a Free Single-Day Ticket to the Day In • Day Out Festival at Seattle Center SEATTLE (July 7, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan today announced that the City of Seattle is partnering with Daydream State –… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of Downtown Recovery Effort, City of Seattle to Host Welcome Back Weeks, with Large-Scale Events in the Chinatown-International District, Pioneer Square, and Westlake

Welcome Back Weeks to Include Concerts Featuring Seattle Artists, Sidewalk Sales, Food Trucks and ‘Halloween in July’ Celebration SEATTLE (June 30, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) today announced the slate of events and promotions that will take place as part of the Welcome… [ Keep reading ]

As Part of Ongoing Downtown Recovery Effort, Mayor Durkan Proposes More Flexibility to Reopen Empty Storefronts and Support New Businesses Coming to Downtown

SEATTLE (June 29, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan is transmitting legislation to the City Council to allow more flexibility in permitted uses for empty downtown storefronts as Seattle seeks to revitalize the heart of the city with new shops and businesses. If passed by the City Council, the new… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan and Downtown Leaders Announce New Efforts to Bring Workers, Small Businesses, and Visitors Back Downtown

Using Seattle Rescue Plan Investments, City of Seattle to Invest More Than $9 Million in Downtown Recovery Projects City of Seattle and Downtown Partners to Host “Welcome Back Weeks” in July and September to Increase Downtown Visitors SEATTLE (June 23, 2021) – Mayor Jenny A. Durkan and downtown Seattle community… [ Keep reading ]