Events & Marketing

Achieving the U District’s vision for innovative entrepreneurs, major employers, and diverse residents requires positioning the District in the minds of potential investors as an ideal place for these activities. This means a strategic branding and communications effort that goes beyond street level retail activities to audiences far beyond students and others who are already in the District. 

U District Streetfair

This year the UDP will proudly host the 48th annual U District StreetFair May 19, 20 and 21st 2017.


Promote Unique local businesses

Meet with businesses individually or in groups to engage and solicit their needs for expansion and retention. Market the U District as a Transportation/Transit Hub. Convene a transportation task force with UW representatives, district residents, businesses, the City, METRO, Sound Transit, and others. Assemble existing transportation plans and studies. Develop recommendations for possible wayfinding tools, on-line links, and other tools to exploit the U District’s competitive advantage as a transportation hub. 

Events & Marketing Committee

Maintain and further the U District's branding strategy with graphics, messaging, collateral materials, press notices, and other information. Information on committee members, meeting notes and etc.