Helping downtown look its best
Founded by DSA in 1999, the Metropolitan Improvement District is a business-improvement area spanning 285 square blocks in downtown — from Denny Way to Pioneer Square and from I-5 to the waterfront. Funding from property owners within the MID boundaries provides cleaning, safety and hospitality services in six center city neighborhoods, as well as oversight and activation of multiple urban parks and public spaces. MID-funded ambassadors are on the streets of downtown 362 days a year, ensuring a clean, safe and welcoming experience for everyone. The MID was renewed by the Seattle City Council in 2013 and is up for renewal again in 2023. From leaf cleanup to graffiti removal, a few key performance metrics are captured below.
Ambassador Service Map
People helped with directions
Graffiti tags removed
Gallons of trash removed
Visitors to Westlake Park and Occidental Square
Serving Belltown, Denny Triangle, Retail Core, Pioneer Square, Waterfront and West Edge neighborhoods.
If you’re interested in becoming a downtown ambassador, please check out our current job openings.