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Downtown District

Welcome to the Downtown District!

Seattles downtown is an eclectic blend of historical and modern neighborhoods, residential and commercial buildings, savvy business groups and passionate community activists.

Additionally, Downtown is home to three historic districts. Citizens boards regulate the appearance and historical integrity (and in some cases, uses are also regulated) of structures and public spaces in the International District, Pioneer Square, and Pike Place Market. City projects are NOT exempt from historic regulation and projects that involve building structures or public spaces are required to get approval of the appropriate board.

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Downtown District Demographics

*Note: The estimates in these tabulations are for combinations of census tracts roughly corresponding with Neighborhood Districts and do not reflect exact Neighborhood District boundaries.  A map showing the Census Tracts included is provided after the tables within each pdf.


Downtown District Neighborhoods

  • Denny Triangle
  • Belltown
  • Commercial Core
  • Chinatown/International District
  • Pioneer Square

Neighborhood Resources

Chinatown gate

Neighborhood District Coordinators
This team supports all Central Region districts.

Christa Dumpys
Laurie Ames
(206) 684-0320

Yun Pitre
Yun Pitre
(206) 386-1924

Tim Durkan
Tim Durkan
(206) 684-4054


Current District Council Chair:

Christina Dunsmore, 613-3211

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