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SoDo is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, that makes up part of the city's Industrial District. It is bounded on the north by S. King Street, beyond which is Pioneer Square; on the south by S. Spokane Street, beyond which is more of the Industrial District; on the west by the Duwamish Waterway, across which is West Seattle; and on the east by 4th Avenue S. and the Metro Busway, which follows the alignment of 5th Avenue S., beyond which is the International District and the rest of the Industrial District. Download high resolution version (394x698, 13 KB)Map of Seattle, Washington with SoDo neighborhood highlighted. ... Download high resolution version (394x698, 13 KB)Map of Seattle, Washington with SoDo neighborhood highlighted. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... State nickname: The Evergreen State Other U.S. States Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Governor Christine Gregoire Official languages None Area 184,824 km² (18th)  - Land 172,587 km²  - Water 12,237 km² (6. ... The Industrial District is an industrial neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, USA. It is bounded on the west by the Duwamish Waterway and Elliott Bay, beyond which lies West Seattle; on the east by Interstate 5, beyond which lies Beacon Hill; on the north by S. King and S. Dearborn Streets... Pioneer Square Pergola, 1914 Photograph courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives Pioneer Square is the neighborhood where Seattle, Washington was founded in 1853. ... The Duwamish River is the name of the lower 12 miles (19 km) of Washington states Green River. ... West Seattle, a hilly district in Seattle, Washington, USA, encompasses all of Seattle west of the Duwamish River. ... There are also other systems named Metro Transit Metro Transit, Metro for short, is the public transit authority of King County, Washington, a division of the King County Department of Transportation. ... The International District of Seattle, Washington (also known as Chinatown) has been called the only place in the continental United States where Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Filipino Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Korean Americans, Laotian Americans, Cambodian Americans, and other Asian Americans live in one neighborhood. ...


SoDo was originally named for being located South of the (King)Dome, but since the stadium's demolition in 2000, the name has usually been explained as meaning South of Downtown, and extends a bit further north to include the stadium's former footprint. The name also deliberately echoes SoHo in New York City, where, during the 1970s, cheap spaces vacated by departing factories were converted by artists into lofts and studios; SoDo has undergone a similar process but has not experienced much of the gentrification experienced by its putative model. The Seattle Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and usually referred to as simply The Kingdome or The Dome, was the worlds first — and only — multi-purpose concrete domed stadium, which was owned and operated by King County, Washington, located at the north end of Seattle... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Downtown Seattle, from top of Space Needle (looking south) Map of downtown Seattle Downtown is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington. ... This article is about the district of Greater London. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... Events and trends Although in the United States and in many other Western societies the 1970s are often seen as a period of transition between the turbulent 1960s and the more conservative 1980s and 1990s, many of the trends that are associated widely with the Sixties, from the Sexual Revolution... This once impoverished part of Jersey Citys historic downtown is quickly becoming gentrified. ...


SoDo is home to Safeco Field, where the Seattle Mariners play Major League baseball, and to Qwest Field, built where the Kingdome once stood, where the Seattle Seahawks play NFL football. Safeco Field, also known as The Safe, is the home of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. ... Seattle Mariners American League AAA Tacoma Rainiers AA San Antonio Missions A Inland Empire 66ers Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Everett AquaSox R Peoria Mariners The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in St. ... Qwest Field is a football stadium in Seattle, Washington, USA. It serves as the home field for the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders. ... Conference NFC Division West Founded 1976 Home Field Qwest Field City Seattle, Washington Colors Metallic blue, Navy blue, Slate grey, white, and lime green Head Coach Mike Holmgren All-Time Record (W-L-T) (At Start of 2005 Season) 217-245-0 The Seattle Seahawks are a National Football League... NFL logo The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most popular professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Some of SoDo's warehouse buildings remain in their original use; others have been carved up for artists' lofts, art galleries, and an assortment of other businesses. One building directly across from Safeco Field houses Pyramid Breweries, Inc. downstairs and a variety of small offices upstairs. As one goes further south along First Avenue, these conversions peter out, and the landscape is dominated by light manufacturing, warehouses, and warehouse-style retail stores, although Starbucks world headquarters--housed in a converted Sears building--sits at its south end. An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art, and usually primarily paintings and sculpture. ... Pyramid Breweries, Inc. ... For other meanings of the name Starbuck, see Starbuck. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is a retailing division of Sears Holdings Corporation. ...


SoDo's main thoroughfares are 1st and 4th Avenues S. and Alaskan Way S. (north- and southbound) and S. Lander and S. Holgate Streets and S. Royal Brougham Way (east- and westbound).



According to the 2000 U.S. Census, SoDo has a population of 2,602, with a median age of 41.2; 458 residences are owner-occupied and 536 are rented. (This probably slightly understates the population, because there are a certain number of artists living illegally in studio spaces that are not zoned residential, plus a small resident homeless population.) The average annual household income is given as $42,208; the racial breakdown is 41% White, 28% Asian, 14% Black, 9% Hispanic/Latino, 3% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 5% other. [1] (http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/webtowns/town.asp?WTID=12) 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... A homeless man pushes a cart down the street. ... A race is a distinct population of humans distinguished in some way from other humans. ...


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SoDo, Seattle, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (323 words)
SoDo was originally named for being located South of the (King)Dome, but since the stadium's demolition in 2000, the name has usually been explained as meaning South of Downtown, and extends a bit further north to include the stadium's former footprint.
SoDo is home to Safeco Field, where the Seattle Mariners play Major League baseball, and to Qwest Field, built where the Kingdome once stood, where the Seattle Seahawks play NFL football.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, SoDo has a population of 2,602, with a median age of 41.2; 458 residences are owner-occupied and 536 are rented.
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