Downtown Panels and Focus Groups

Retail Anchor – Grocery or Department Store – September 13, 2012

The following panel of experts shared what it takes to open a grocery or department store downtown.

Jim Ashby, Community Food Co-op General Manager; Stephen Trinkhaus, Public Market & Terra Organica owner; Kevin Weatherill, The Markets CEO; Michelle Sandoval, Quimper Mercantile; Chris Foss, Green House; Jim Bjerke, Pacific Continental Retail; Kelly Kost, Downtown Works Retail Recruitment consultant

Meeting Notes (399K PDF)

Joint Neighborhood Meeting – Discussion of Downtown Boundary – July 11, 2012

Neighbors and property owners in the York, Sehome, Sunnyland and Lettered Streets neighborhoods met at Garden Street Methodist Church to learn about the myDowntown planning process and discuss specific issues related to the transition between the downtown core and the abutting neighborhoods.

Staff Presentation (3,765K PDF) – PowerPoint presented at the meeting

Graphic (2,598K PDF) – details the existing zoning and characteristics of the areas being considered for inclusion in the Downtown Plan.
Map (1,558K PDF) – illustration of the additional areas for consideration in the Downtown Planning Area.

Downtown Behavioral / Crime Focus Groups

June 25, 2012 Meeting (PDF) and May 29, 2012 Meeting (PDF) 


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