The U District Business Improvement Area (UDBIA) and the U District Partnership invite the public to:

The U District
2020 t­o 2030

Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m.
University Masonic Lodge
4338 University Way NE

Please join us at this public meeting where we plan to talk about the major changes affecting our neighborhood and to present the important role of the UDBIA in: 

Economic Development

Neighborhood Revitalization

Livability

Come hear how the UDBIA serves the evolving needs of our neighborhood!
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U District Partnership Working in Temporary Office Space

Temporary office address: 1415 NE 45th St., Suite 401, Seattle, WA  98105

On January 19, 2019, the UDP office was damaged due to fire. We are thankful that there were no injuries and appreciate the excellent response by the Seattle Fire Department. We also thank the city's Office of Economic Development for sending a representative within 24 hours to reach out and work with affected businesses. Executive Director Mark Crawford said, “We had so many offers of help from folks in our community and we deeply appreciate this assistance. This is what makes this community such a great place to live and work.”

We have moved to a new space right down the street while our offices are being renovated after a fire. Our new address is 1415 NE 45th St., Suite 401, Seattle, WA  98105. The building is secure so please call our office in advance at 206-547-4417 for access if you are visiting. 

Thank you to the University of Washington for helping us locate temporary office space. We are very grateful to Director of Sales & Marketing Theresa Raleigh and the team at the Graduate Hotel for making a meeting room available to us for two weeks while we were displaced. We also appreciate WSECU for providing the Rita Koontz Community Meeting Space for meetings. Many thanks to these great neighbors for their support! 

If you need to reach us, please email us at info@udistrictpartnership.org or call us at 206-547-4417.

New Cleaning Contractor for the U District

The UDP has selected Elm Grove as the new cleaning company for the North and South Cleaning Areas starting on September 1. You will see Elm Grove staff working in the same purple UDP vests our Ambassadors and Beautification team members wear. We appreciate the seventeen years that Recology provided neighborhood cleaning services.

Elm Grove will provide the following services:

  • Seven day a week cleaning of the South Cleaning Area

  • Two day a week cleaning of the North Cleaning Area

  • Litter and leaf removal for sidewalks and streets

  • Graffiti on a case-by-case basis

  • Removal of stickers and illegal postings

  • 24-hour biohazard removal (human waste pickup and body fluid cleanup). To report a biohazard, email s.elmgrovellc@gmail.com or call 206-371-4486. Elm Grove is trained to ensure safe disposal of these dangerous items.

  • 8 hours of pressure washing per month throughout the cleaning areas as scheduled by our office; call Marcus Johnson at (206) 547-4417 to schedule additional pressure washing for a fee

  • Snow removal and salt application

Elm Grove has worked on other cleaning jobs in the U District since 2017. Owner Oliver Campos says, “We’re excited to be working in the U District again. It’s a great atmosphere.” Campos stresses the availability of the Elm Grove team: “We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365. We can dispatch any time.”

To learn more about the cleaning services within the BIA Cleaning Areas, contact Marcus Johnson by phone (206) 547-4417 or by email marcus@udistrictpartnership.org. Anyone is welcome to join the U District Partnership on our monthly BIA Walk where we walk the cleaning area with our contractor and other stakeholders. We meet at the UDP office (4507 University Way NE, Suite 209) on the third Friday of the month at 9:00 am.

The U District Partnership Seeks Qualified Candidates for Board of Directors Position

The Board of the U District Partnership (UDP) is recruiting candidates to fill a vacancy on its Board. Qualified candidates must have resided in the U District in either an apartment or condominium for a minimum of three years with the intent to continue living in the District for the foreseeable future.

Requirements for to be a Board member include: a belief in the UDP mission and a commitment to support its goals; regular attendance and participation at Board meetings (usually meeting once a month on the third Tuesday at 11:30) and a commitment to prepare for those meetings using materials that are distributed beforehand; active participation in at least one committee; and a willingness to serve as an ambassador for the U District and the UDP.

Requirements for to be a Board member include: a belief in the UDP mission and a commitment to support its goals; regular attendance and participation at Board meetings (usually meeting once a month on the third Tuesday at 11:30) and a commitment to prepare for those meetings using materials that are distributed beforehand; active participation in at least one committee; and a willingness to serve as an ambassador for the U District and the UDP.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, which includes address, phone number and email address, to Mark Crawford, UDP Interim Executive Director at mark@udistrictpartnership.org by January 15, 2019.

Mission: The UDP serves all who work in, live in, and visit the U District by fostering and sustaining a vibrant, diverse, and healthy neighborhood for the common good.