Since founded in 1958, the Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) has worked to revitalize and develop Downtown Seattle into a thriving, world-class destination.
The strength of our advocacy programs is driven by the work and support of distinguished volunteers who lend their expertise to the achievement of our mission to champion a healthy, vibrant urban core.
To learn more about DSA’s current goals and priorities, view a summary of our Strategic Plan, a five year roadmap for the DSA and Downtown Seattle.
Over the past 20 years, Downtown Seattle has experienced a significant increase in population. The Downtown Demographics report explores Downtown Seattle’s changing demographics and how these trends compare to surrounding Seattle neighborhoods. The report looks at residents across several metrics – the overall change in population, residents’ age, income and where they are employed. Combined, these characteristics illustrate a picture of the changing face of Downtown Seattle.View 2011 Demographics report
|PEER CITY REVIEW
The Peer-City Review presents a comparison between Downtown Seattle to eight other peer U.S. cities. Cities were evaluated across four key indicators of growth: living, working, shopping and playing. The findings reveal exactly where Seattle ranks on these series of metrics against its peer cities.View 2011 Peer City Review reportView 2011 Peer City Review PowerPoint
|URBAN ENVIRONMENT REPORT
The Urban Environment Report explores key factors that reflect the urban experience – from public safety figures to the number of sidewalk café permits issued. Combined, these elements create a picture of Downtown Seattle’s urban lifestyle and environment.View 2011 Urban Environment report