Imagine a welcoming place where information, volunteers, and community resources are available. Starting in the summer of 2017, The Market Commons, a Pike Place neighborhood center, will be a space where community is built, nurtured, and sustained.
The Market Commons will serve as an easily-accessible venue where community members connect with supportive services available in the Market. It will also serve as an inclusive, welcoming hub where people and groups can gather to interact with one another.
Many people will benefit from The Market Commons! Pike Place Market and Downtown residents will find the doors wide open. Low-income and homeless clients who receive lifeline services from the agencies currently housed in the Market will have access. Plus, The Market Commons will create space to address the needs of Market workers. In this new center, we will expand delivery of social services – both in the scope of services currently offered and in the number of people we connect to services provided by partner agencies. After the new center is open, we anticipate that it will serve 8,000 clients in the first year.
The Market Commons will be a multifaceted and flexible space that will support programming that has been shaped by our constituents’ needs. Here, people can drop in to access information and learn about eligibility requirements for partner programs and resources. Also, they will be able to participate in rotating programming.
Construction is underway with Grand Opening of the MarketFront and The Market Commons scheduled for June 2017.
If you would like to help us finish The Market Commons you can donate here. Also, if you are looking to gift a Market Charm or Bronze Hoofprint those funds will also go towards supporting The Market Commons!