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The Future of Pioneer Square

Steve Scher
12/21/2009 at 9:00 a.m.

Elliot Bay Bookstore is leaving Pioneer Square. They've said the neighborhood was a detriment to their already struggling business. Sports fans flood through on their way to games. Homeless and indigent folk fill the sidewalks around shelters and food banks. Fewer and fewer tourists amble down the brick sidewalks. What's wrong with Pioneer Square? What can the city do to help businesses struggling to survive there? What's it like to live in Pioneer Square? Send us an email at "Weekday."

Guest(s)

Jennifer Kelly writes for the Pioneer Square Blog.

Nancy Yamamoto is a Strategic Advisor for the Office of Economic Development (OED.) She is leading the OED's economic revitalization effort for Pioneer Square.

Leslie Smith is the interim director of the Pioneer Square Community Association.

Anne Fennessy is a partner with the consulting firm Cocker Fennessy which is based in Pioneer Square. She also lives in the neighborhood.

Susan McClain is a land use planner for Seattle's Department of Planning and Development. She is the lead planer for the Pioneer Square area.

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