Podcast | Seattle is still re-envisioning the future of Downtown

Taylor Swift shows and MLB All-Star Week brought business this summer, but the city center is still hurting. Reporter Josh Cohen offers some updates.

Pedestrians cross the street

Pedestrians cross the street at Third Avenue and Pike Street. (Grant Hindsley for Crosscut)

Downtown Seattle got plenty of visitors this year thanks to the MLB All-Star Game and concerts from big-name musicians like Taylor Swift and Beyoncé.  

Events like these make Downtown feel like a far cry from the early days of COVID-19.  

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Still, there are some post-pandemic challenges that the city center is working through, which Crosscut’s Josh Cohen first reported on in February

In this episode, we replay an interview with Josh from March about the hurdles facing Downtown – and the ideas people have for its future – before getting into an updated conversation with him about the state of Downtown today.  

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