Residents Council Membership

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. 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.

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Membership is limited to downtown residents living in these 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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You Might Already Be a Member

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

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Call us: 206-613-3205

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Renew Your Membership

If you’re a current resident member and wish to renew for the upcoming year, you can do so here:

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The Residents Council is a great way to connect with your neighbors and get more involved in your community. With a DSA membership, you can:

Annual Membership Dues

  • Individual: $45
    Includes spouse/partner if at same address.
  • Condo association or apartment building: $5.25 per unit
    Includes all units, regardless of occupancy status. Minimum of $47.25 for association or building.
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Guiding Principles

The Residents Council supports:

  • Efforts to create a clean, walkable and safe downtown, including the Metropolitan Improvement District’s ambassador programs and use of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion 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
  • 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

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