Market Insider

Market Insider

Market Insider

News for the Pike Place Market Community

There's always a lot happening at Pike Place Market. The Market community can read about news and upcoming events happening in and around the neighborhood through the Market Insider, a monthly newsletter published by the Pike Place Market PDA. Each month, read the latest edition here or pick up a copy in a residential building.


Green Star Awards 2017

The RE-Team, the PDA's sustainability committee charged with promoting the values of reduce, reuse and recycle, recognized two Market business leaders with the inaugural Green Star Awards on July 20, 2017. Read more about the award and this year's winners on our blog.


Valet Parking on Pike Place for Vendors and Merchants Starting Early September 

We have been working on additional parking mitigation solutions and commute assistance options. These options were significantly informed by outstanding advocacy undertaken by the Market Constituency through a series of productive meetings, as well as requests for commute assistance received from individual community members.

The response to the Orca Business Passport program has been tremendous. Many of you have shared how this program, while adding some inconvenience and change of routine, has created significant savings in your daily commute–in some cases, hundreds of dollars a month.  However, both the Constituency and conversations we had with individual community members made it clear that enhanced transit access alone was not going to be sufficient to address everyone’s individual business needs.

As such, we are delighted to share a new program offering valet service on Pike Place for vendors and merchants at $15 a day. We have been working with Republic Parking and Luxe, a local valet service company, to make this possible and start offering the service the first week in Sept.

Read details here about the program including costs, monthly pass options, and pick-up and drop-off locations. 

If you have further questions, please contact your Commercial Property Manager or the Market Master.


Low-Cost Annual Orca Pass for Market Employees 

Effective August 1, 2017, the PDA will end the ORCA Business Passport Card program we’ve offered to Market community members. We understand the popularity of this program, but in light of budget realities, the PDA is not in a position to continue ongoing subsidies.

We invite Market business owners to contact Commute Seattle at 206.613.3242 for public transportation solutions. Individuals can visit or call 888.988.6722 for ORCA Card pricing. The ORCA Lift program offers income qualified riders reduced fares in King County (visit or call 206.553.3000 for more information).  We have returned Early Bird pricing to The Market Parking Garages for $15 every day for those who enter by 9 a.m. and leave before 9 p.m.

For more information and to sign up for the ORCA Pass, contact: Art Kuniyuki at the PDA, 206.774.5226.