Residents Council Membership

One in every 10 Seattleites – more than 70,000 people – now lives downtown. Young workers, families and empty nesters are moving downtown to enjoy the benefits of living in a vibrant metropolitan core. If you’re a downtown resident interested in connecting with your neighbors and getting more involved in your community, consider joining our Residents Council.  Residential memberships are available for single households, condo associations and apartment buildings. If you live downtown and your employer is already a DSA member, their corporate membership covers your residential membership.

You might already be a member

If you live downtown, your building may have a DSA membership. Simply call or email us and give provide your contact information to find out if you’re eligible for the benefits of residential membership.

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Call us: 206-613-3245

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If you are a current downtown resident member and wish to renew for the upcoming year, you can do so here.

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Why Join?

The Residents Council of the Downtown Seattle Association provides a forum for residents of downtown’s 12 neighborhoods to connect and work together on issues important to them. For a small membership fee, you can join this community and gain access to a number of resources, from events to email updates.

Membership is limited to downtown residents living in the following twelve neighborhoods:

Uptown  /  South Lake Union  /  Capitol Hill  /  Belltown  /  Denny Triangle  /  West Edge  /  Retail Core  /  First Hill  /  Pioneer Square  /  Chinatown-International District  /  Sodo  /  Waterfront

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Guiding Principles

The Residents Council supports:

  • Efforts to create a clean, walkable and safe downtown, including the Metropolitan Improvement District (MID)’s ambassador programs and use of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) and other diversion programs
  • A Housing First approach to homelessness that prioritizes permanent housing and provides voluntary supportive services as needed
  • Increased investments in mental-health and substance-abuse treatment programs
  • Maintaining a diverse, walkable neighborhood that includes a mix of housing types, serves a wide range of income levels, and includes housing for families. This includes support for the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA)
  • A family-friendly downtown, including development of a downtown elementary school and a continued focus on parks, open spaces and children’s play areas
  • An “18-hour urban core,” with an abundance of public and private activities and spaces, including arts and cultural organizations and programming
  • A mix of retail that includes large national chains and locally owned businesses
  • Localized programs that enhance neighborhood-level experience, such as the Pike-Pine Renaissance, Third Avenue Improvements, and Market to MOHAI
  • The efforts of the One Center City initiative that increase cooperation among agencies in transportation planning to coordinate projects, minimize modal conflicts, and improve user experience
  • Improvements to downtown Seattle’s multimodal transportation system, including integration of the upcoming Center City Connector Streetcar on First Avenue
  • Approaches to better integrate our multimodal transportation system
  • Working to ensure that downtown Seattle remains accessible, walkable and livable during transportation construction and system changes

Contact Us

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of DSA membership, please contact our Member Relations team: