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Only in seattle initiative - Request for Application Information Session October 14, 2015

A brief PowerPoint overview of the Only in Seattle Initiative Request for Application Process

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Only in seattle initiative - Request for Application Information Session October 14, 2015

  1. 1. Only in Seattle Initiative Request For Proposals October 14, 2015 Seattle Office of Economic Development
  2. 2. Why this model?
  3. 3. Empowering business owners to organize around a common vision and attract investment to their district. • Business and Retail Development • Clean and Safe • Streetscape and Appearance • Marketing and Promotion • Organizational Development
  4. 4. Clean and Safe Business Development Streetscape and Appearance Marketing and Events Organizational Development Leadership Group Businesses Property Owners Nonprofits Residents Step 1: A district forms a leadership group and structure Step 2: The group develops an action plan with priorities in the five core strategy areas. Step 3: Start working Only in Seattle provides a framework and funding that helps business district leaders agree on a common vision and set priorities for their district.
  5. 5. 2016 Only in Seattle Initiative Program Components Tier I: Action Plan Grants for Organizing, Transforming or Established Districts Tier II: Business Improvement Area Support Tier III: Racial Equity in Business Districts Tier IV: Façade Improvements Tier V: Enhance Cultural Place-making Tier VI: City Infrastructure Improvements ($500,000 available)
  6. 6. Organizing District •Have a stakeholder group •Have a Vision •Developing a plan •$50,000 maximum Transforming District •Have a structure •Implementing a plan •$200,000 maximum Established District •Lead organization •Financially stable •Ongoing implementation •$50,000 maximum Tier I: Action Plan Grants
  7. 7. Organizing Transforming Established Business Organization  Stakeholder Group  Action Plan  Implementing plan  Building org. revenues  Financially sustainable Marketing & Promotion  1-2 events Marketing Plan  Signature event  Active brand  Strong online/web Ongoing marketing & events Appearance & Enviro.  Design for physical improvements Implementing improvements  Visible design elements Business & Retail Devel.  Database of businesses & properties  Relationships with businesses Market analysis  Business recruitment plan  Connect to TA Clean & Safe  Clean & safe issues identified  Implementing clean & safe plan  Scheduled cleaning  Ongoing safety plan Tier I: Action Plan Grants
  8. 8. Support Available to All Districts: • Peer Networking • Staff liaisons • Business retention and expansion • Business advocacy
  9. 9. Committees for Each Action Plan Element Implements Action Plan Develops/Oversees Action Plan Steering Committee Organization 1 Business & Retail Development Marketing & Promotion Business Organization Organization 2 Appearance & Pedestrian Environment Clean & Safe Typical Implementation Structure
  10. 10. • Building a coalition of organizations and community members to support economic development. • Creating a common agenda and taking action. • Funded through Only in Seattle and Community Cornerstones On Board Othello Only in Seattle CDBG $ & Cornerstones $ 24 Member Coalition City Staff - DPD, DON, OED, OH Marketing and Promotion Business Attraction & Retention Clean and Safe Real Estate Development District branding & Events Business TA with language support Community engaged with developers Façade project & Clean ups
  11. 11. What’s New in 2016? • City Infrastructure Improvement Projects • Open to business districts with paid on-street parking OR have majority low-moderate income residents and significant impacts from construction • Cultural Place-making funding • Business Districts can apply for technical assistance to organize a festive gathering of business district leaders and artists/arts organizations/cultural organizations to meet and explore possibilities for collaboration. • Façade program • $50,000 available to fund 1-3 projects
  12. 12. Go Grants
  13. 13. Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Nov. 3 Applications due Oct. 2 Request for Applications Released Public Meetings Oct. 7 & 14 November 13, 16, 17 Committee Presentations Dec/Jan Investments Decided and Announced Request for Application Timeline
  14. 14. Contact us Theresa Barreras, Business Districts Manager 206-684-4505 Heidi Hall, Business Districts Advocate 206-733-9967 Mikel Davila, Business Districts Advocate 206-386-9748