Downtown Results Map

Results Maps illustrate how specific actions are part of strategies that will lead to our community’s desired outcomes. You can view this Results Map in two ways 1) click on the graphic for an illustration of the entire Results Map; or 2) click on any of the Outcomes below to see the strategies and actions for that Outcome. Go to the Community Indicators page to see how we track progress toward these outcomes.

Outcomes:


A Vibrant, Attractive Urban Destination

Attract people to live, work and play Downtown

Continuing Actions

  • Coordinate traffic control and provide public safety services for special events
  • Repair downtown sidewalks

New Actions

  • Promote and enhance Percival Landing to be a family friendly waterfront
  • Enhance Artesian Commons through the Artesian Leadership Council
  • Improve streets (Capitol, Franklin, Washington, Jefferson and Legion) for all modes of travel

Encourage investment while preserving Downtown's unique and historical qualities

Continuing Actions

  • Ensure predictable permitting processes for business/development with opportunities for strategic incentives

New Actions

  • Adopt and implement strategies for future development in Downtown Olympia
  • Analyze and evaluate significant public views and adopt code amendments to protect them
  • Implement the Greening Capitol Way project
  • Update City design standards

A Safe and Welcoming Downtown for All

Make Downtown safer and cleaner

Continuing Actions

  • Ensure daytime walking patrol availability during regular shopping hours
  • Support the rights of people to demonstrate while ensuring people are safe and the traffic flows
  • Collect garbage and recycling from street-side litter bins
  • Support the Downtown Ambassador program

New Actions

  • Utilize nighttime walking patrol during prime entertainment hours
  • Increase availability of Downtown public restrooms
  • Develop centralized waste collection areas
  • Install shared-use compactor for businesses

Mitigate the effect of sea level rise to Downtown

New Actions

  • Complete a response plan for sea level rise
  • Update building regulations to enhance protection from flooding

A Mix of Urban Housing Options

Balance market rate housing and low-income housing

New Actions

  • Develop downtown housing strategy

A Variety of Businesses

Promote commercial activity downtown

Continuing Actions

  • Partner with Downtown businesses and associations for marketing programs, contests, etc.

New Actions

  • Update the City parking strategy and clearly communicate services and information to customers
  • Update zoning to allow for appropriate light industrial uses

Implement a Community Renewal Area (CRA)

New Actions

  • Facilitate a Water Street redevelopment project strategy
  • Promote the redevelopment of the former Griswold's property

Connections to Our Cultural & Historic Fabric

Preserve and promote unique historic and cultural features

Continuing Actions

  • Provide historical and cultural interpretive opportunities

New Actions

  • Develop and implement a historic preservation strategy
  • Evaluate and expand the designated historic district
  • Connect existing assets and investments

Engaging Arts & Entertainment Experiences

Create more opportunities for events, art, music & entertainment

New Actions

  • Develop the “Music Out Loud” project
  • Establish a “creative district”

Support modern venues for community and cultural events

Continuing Actions

  • Maintain the Washington Center building and support successful operations