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
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.