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Downtown is Listening: Engagement Opportunities

We want to continue to hear from you about your vision for Downtown Seattle!

As part of the City’s commitment to build the Downtown we want to see and visit, we’re looking for your input to help inform City departments on your priorities, concerns, and ideas while we implement actions outlined in the Downtown Activation Plan (DAP). Your input was key in informing the plan and will continue to be instrumental in the next phase of implementation.

There are various opportunities to engage and provide your input: neighborhood listening sessions, focus groups, office hours, and the online feedback form. Please join us and feel free to share with your network!

If you’re unable to attend a session, you can share your thoughts on the Downtown Activation Plan Feedback Form anonymously anytime. This online form is available in multiple languages.

Neighborhood Listening Sessions

These sessions are specific to neighborhood residents, businesses, and workers to identify neighborhood priorities, share concerns, and answer questions about the plan.

NeighborhoodDate, time, and locationRegistrationDetails
BelltownWednesday, Oct. 11 6:30-8 p.m.

Antioch University Seattle
2400 3rd Ave #200
Seattle, WA 98121  
Co-hosted by Belltown United and Belltown Community Council.  
Chinatown-International DistrictDetails coming soon  
Pioneer SquareMonday, Nov. 6
6:30-8 p.m.
210 Seattle
210 S Washington St. Seattle, WA 98104
Register for Pioneer Square SessionLight refreshments will be provided.
Co-hosted by Alliance of Pioneer Square.
This interactive session will be facilitated by our engagement team, Kinetic West.

Focus Groups

These sessions will gather your reactions and feedback on the plan during a designated focus group time.

Focus groupDate, time, locationRegistrationDetails
First floor retail business ownersFriday, Oct. 20
9-10:30 a.m.
Focus Group Eligibility Form  If selected, the engagement team will reach out to confirm participation and share additional details.  

You will receive a $50 gift card for participating.  

Space is limited.  

Additional focus groups may be scheduled soon.
Downtown workersMonday, Oct. 30 12-1:30 p.m.
Downtown residents or prospective residentsWednesday, Nov. 1
5:30-7 p.m.

*New date

Office Hours

Virtual opportunities to provide one-on-one feedback about the plan. Open to all!

Date, time, locationRegistrationDetails
Friday, Oct. 13
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sign up for DAP Office HoursVirtual office hours (Zoom). The sessions are 20 minutes.

Hosted by Theresa Kouo, member of our engagement team.

Online Feedback Form

We regularly monitor and apply feedback shared through our Downtown Activation Plan Feedback Form. This online form is available in multiple languages, and your feedback is anonymous.

About the Downtown Activation Plan

In June 2023, Mayor Harrell announced the Downtown Activation Plan. The plan outlines seven bold goals that build toward the Downtown of the future – a complete and thriving Downtown neighborhood welcoming to families, workers, small businesses, visitors, tourists, and everyone who calls Seattle home.

We appreciate your help in this important collective work to make Downtown Seattle the place we all know it can be. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to reach out to or

Young girl colors her vision for Downtown.