Columbia City Included in Ed Murray’s “Only In Seattle Initiative” Grants

The Puget Sound Business Journal is reporting on today’s announcement from the mayor regarding how two million dollars of grant money will be divided among Seattle neighborhoods as a part of the city’s Only in Seattle Initiative. According to the report, Chinatown/ID is taking the bulk at $580,000. A number of South Seattle neighborhoods are included in the remaining distribution of funds:OISIlogo

Other neighborhoods that won planning money are the University District and Capitol Hill ($150,000 each), Martin Luther King/Rainer Valley ($115,000), Ballard and Rainier Beach ($85,000 each) and Beacon Hill ($60,000).

The city is investing a total of $164,000 to help Belltown, the Central District, First Hill, Georgetown, Lake City and South Park business districts develop “action plans,” and $60,000 to support “focused investments” in Columbia City, Fremont and Pioneer Square, according to a city press release.

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