Landlord Information

We’re Seeking Landlords & Property Partners to Participate in Seattle Restored!

In Phase 1 of the Seattle Restored program, we activated 30 vacant storefronts with engaging pop-up shops and art installations from local entrepreneurs, artists, and manufacturers in Seattle’s Downtown neighborhoods. For Phase 2 of the program, we will activate an additional 45 vacant storefronts, moving beyond the Downtown core to include neighborhoods throughout Seattle.

These projects benefit neighborhoods, small businesses, artists and property owners by creating vibrant and engaging streetscapes that encourage the public to visit downtown Seattle, support local businesses and support local artists – particularly Black, Indigenous, and other entrepreneurs and artists of color.

Additionally, we anticipate that a selection of pop-up shops will be interested in transitioning to long-term leases as their business grows.

Phase 1 of this program was funded by the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (CLFR) established under the American Rescue Plan. Phase 2 of this program is funded by Seattle’s Office of Economic Development. 

Phase 1 Pop Up Example: Seattle Restored Market

Phase 1 Art Installation Example: Poem in Transit

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Why Participate

  • Create goodwill in your community
  • Introduce your space to prospective future long-term tenants
  • Have your space professionally photographed for future use
  • Be included in a citywide multi-media campaign

when/where

  • Projects run for a minimum of three months
  • Successful pop-up venues may have the additional opportunity to extend for up to 6 months. This optional extension is at the property owners discretion and will be reviewed after month two of the pop-up.
  • Launch dates are flexible 
  • Activations are launching now through the end of 2023.
  • Activation spaces can be located anywhere in Seattle but there is an emphasis on activating properties in  Downtown, Pioneer Square, Belltown, Chinatown-International District, Little Saigon, Southeast Seattle, and Ballard.

What's Involved

  • Allow use of the property that has access to electricity for a minimum of three months
  • Negotiate a Seattle Restored contract
  • Collaborate on approval process for modifications and historic district applications as needed
  • Be available to coordinate space renovations
  • Allow space to be documented through photography/video
  • Participate in a post-program survey and reporting

Cost

There is no cost to participate. Seattle Restored will provide property owners a one-time fixed payment of $2,000 plus $500 to offset utility costs. This support will not be adjusted based on property size.

Successful pop-up venues may have the additional opportunity to extend for up to 6 months. The fixed monthly payment for this optional extension is $750 plus $250 to offset utility costs. This optional extension is at the property owners discretion and will be reviewed after month two of the pop-up.

Seattle Restored will obtain liability insurance for each activated property, for the duration of the activation.

Current partners

You’re in good company! Below is just a small selection of our current property partners. Each activation profile page features our property partners logo and link. If partners prefer not to be featured this is also an option as well. 

More Information

Take a look at our informational one-pager. Feel free to download it and share with your team! 

We’re also more than happy to arrange a call to answer any questions about the program.

Please email Andrea Porter and Martin Tran, Seattle Restored Program managers, at seattlerestored@gmail.com to set up a time to connect.

Getting Started

If you are ready to get started please complete our landlord interest form and we’ll reach out to set up a meeting. 

After an initial meeting activation steps include:
 – A walk though of the property with program staff
– Program staff offer property owners a selection of possible activations for review 
– Property owner selects top two activations they feel are a good match for their proposed space 
– Property is offered to selected participant and launch date is established
– Contracts, insurance, and TI needs follow as needed 

Questions?

Seattle Restored program managers Andrea Porter and Martin Tran
seattlerestored@gmail.com

Seattle Restored encourages everyone to participate in its programs and activities.

For disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats, or accessibility information, contact Seattle Restored Program manager at seattlerestored@gmail.com or 206.629.2346 x 2.

Please provide at least 72 hrs. notice will help ensure. availability; sign language interpreting requests may take longer. 

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