Work to expand the WSCC is ongoing, but a number of direct results have been achieved to date, following the project managers’ engagement with Nyhus:
– Secured approval from Seattle Design Commission on an unprecedented number of requested street vacations.
– Secured land sale from the County valued at $275 million.
– Developed and implemented comprehensive outreach program targeting non-native English speakers and immigrants, exceeding King County and City of Seattle race and social justice-standard requirements.
– Convened more than 100 community and stakeholder meetings; thousands of additional residents reached through digital surveys.
– Placed multiple op-eds in key local publications, and secured favorable coverage and corrected reporting errors quickly in articles relevant to project.
– Held two large-scale media events attended by King County Executive Dow Constantine, Mayor Tim Burgess, and major business and organized labor stakeholders.
– Conducted successful two-day media training for partner and construction manager, with a focus on tackling unlikely but challenging topics such as workplace injuries and substantial construction delays.
– Developed content for new website, www.WSCCAddition.com, as well as prepared two online surveys that received more than 6,000 total comments.
– Designed three mailed postcards, a fact sheet, pull-up banners and an infographic which explain the project’s inherent community benefits and need for approval. Developed a monthly newsletter with custom html template and compiled 1,600-person recipient list.
– Ran multiple social media marketing programs with sponsored content, garnering thousands of video and page views.
– Developed 5 video shorts to tell the story of the project, the benefits, and urgency of approval.