Who are we
The Seattle Community Coalition is a diverse group of community organizations devoted to creating social and economic changes surrounding the Sodo area. City neighborhood representatives and landlords meet regularly to create ideas and programs designed to build a community and facilitate positive interaction. The Coalition in an initiative in support of the Sodo Arena is open to all and participation is heartily welcomed.
- To help transform the social and economic conditions in South Seattle , Giving Seattle living wages by building a permanent community institution that involves influencing and changing public policy.
- To establish a central body to coordinate ongoing and innovative initiatives that will enhance the quality-of-life in neighborhoods.
- To act as a leader to advocate and support institutional change when needed
The SoDo Arena project located at 1st Avenue South and S. Holgate Street will be a new state-of-the-art sports arena for the return of the NBA to Seattle. It will be home to the Seattle Sonics and other entertainment uses. As a part of this project the investment group has proposed a Community Benefit Agreement to ensure that the South Seattle community shares in the social and economic benefits of the project.