On Board Othello

A coalition of SE Seattle community leaders and partners, called On Board Othello, is meeting to further the process of creating a shared vision of economic development in the neighborhood, and to coordinate all of the hard work in the community.

On Board Othello is focused specifically on fostering strong and vibrant commercial growth in the Othello/Graham MLK corridor. Current organizations involved include: Artspace, HomeSight, MLK Business Association, Othello Park Alliance (OPA), Othello Station Community Advisory Team (OSCAT), Rainier Chamber of Commerce, Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF), SouthEast Effective Development (SEED), City of Seattle Office of Economic Development, and City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and the list continues to grow.

On Board Othello will build on past planning and work to develop a strategic Community Economic Development Action Plan to implement the changes desired by the community. An Oversight Committee and three work groups are being formed to identify priority actions within the following key areas:

  1. Community Economic Development - including business attraction and retention and real estate development
  2. Marketing and Promotion
  3. Clean and Safe

Research to inform the group's work include:

Othello-Graham Retail Real Estate Market Analysis
Othello Retail Analysis

For additional information, contact:
Heidi Hall, Only in Seattle Initiative