News and Announcements

Safety in Downtown- Lend Your Voice!

At Union Square, your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Wednesday evening, a disturbing and tragic incident took place downtown. While this did not directly impact Union Square, it affected many of our commutes home, and our perception of safety downtown. We invite you to have your voice heard today, January 24, 2020, at 10:30am at Westlake Park with our advocates, the Downtown Seattle Association. If you are not able to attend but would like to participate in other ways, please reach out to our Mayor, City Council and/or City Attorney.  We can provide further information about how to contact them if you email Tenant Services at unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

Thank you for partnering with us, and advocating to provide a healthy and vibrant downtown and, most of all, thank you for your tenancy at Union Square!

Upcoming Musicians at Union Square

Union Square is excited to announce the following upcoming musicians on Mondays and Fridays from 11:30am-1:30pm:

Friday, January 24, 2020: Ben Mish
Monday, January 27, 2020: Toby Brady
Friday, January 31, 2020: Andrew Landers
Monday, February 3, 2020: TBD
Friday, February 7, 2020: Gretchen Yanover

Upcoming Musicians at Union Square

Union Square is excited to announce the following upcoming musicians.  They will be performing from 11:30am-1:30pm in Two Union Square.

Monday, December 30, 2019:  TBASA
Friday, January 3, 2020:  Jonah Sol
Monday, January 6, 2020: Ben Mish
Friday, January 10, 2020: Judd Wasserman
Monday, January 13, 2020: Gretchen Yanover
Friday, January 17, 2020: Kimo Muraki

Happy New Year!

2020 Building Holiday Schedule

One and Two Union Square will be closed on legal holidays generally observed in the State of Washington.  Listed below are the legal holiday dates that will be observed for the calendar year 2020.

2020
New Year’s Day January 1, 2020 Wednesday
Memorial Day May 25, 2020 Monday
Labor Day September 7, 2020 Monday
Thanksgiving Day* November 26, 2020 Thursday
Christmas Day December 25, 2020 Friday

*The building will be open the day after Thanksgiving, but Tenant Services and R&M will not be on-site

When the buildings are closed in observance of holidays:

  • Access to the building is available with the use of an after-hours access card.
  • Janitorial services will not be provided.
  • Heating and air conditioning systems are not operated unless prior arrangements have been made for overtime service.  Forms for requesting overtime service are available in the tenant handbook, at www.unionsquareseattletenant.com or by contacting Tenant Services at 206.623.4567 during business hours.
  • Tenant Requests/Services:  Tenant Services will be closed the day of the observed holiday.  For emergency assistance, please contact the Security Desk at 206.613.5333 they are available 24×7.

For further information regarding holiday observance, please contact Tenant Services at 206.623.4567 or unionsquareservice@waholdings.com.

2019 Holiday Reception at Union Square

As another year comes to a close, it is time to celebrate the season with our annual Union Square holiday reception featuring a light continental breakfast.  Please join us in the main lobby of your building on Wednesday, December 11th from 7:00AM to 9:00AM for fresh coffee, pastries, and holiday music, compliments of your Washington Holdings Property Management Team.

This year’s catering is provided by City Catering, and coffee is provided by Starbucks.  Music will include Pearl Django in Two Union Square, and the Dickens Carolers in One Union Square and the retail area of Two Union Square.

We look forward to seeing you on December 11th!

Holiday Music at Union Square

This month, Union Square is excited to present holiday music on Mondays and Thursdays each week from 11:30am-1:30pm.  You’ll recognize some of the musicians from our regularly occurring concerts.  They will be performing on the Two Union Square stage.

Monday, December 9, 2019:  Orville Johnson
Thursday, December 12, 2019:  Ben Mish
Monday, December 16, 2019:  Marina Christopher
Thursday, December 19, 2019:  Gretchen Yanover
Monday, December 23, 2019:  Kimo Muraki
Thursday, December 26, 2019: Billy Brandt

Musicians at Union Square

Union Square is excited to announce that the following artists will be performing at the property on the following dates:

Monday, November 18, 2019: Tomo Nakayama
Thursday, November 21, 2019: Kimo Muraki
Monday, November 25, 2019: Wendy McDowell
Monday, December 2, 2019: Gretchen Yanover
Thursday, December 5, 2019: Birch Pereira

All of the artists will be performing from 11:30am-1:30pm.

Freeway Park Needs Your Input!

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) and Freeway Park Association invite the community to participate in the Freeway Park Improvement project. Please visit the website: www.seattle.gov/parks/restorefreewaypark to review project information and take a short survey. Your feedback is important and will be incorporated into the design for the future repairing, restoring and enhancing of Freeway Park. The survey closes November 27 at 5 p.m.  This is your chance to provide input that can help direct the future of our neighbor, Freeway Park!

SPR has $10 million in funding from the Washington State Convention Center Expansion Project as part of the public benefit package associated with the Convention Center expansion. The funding will repair, restore and enhance Freeway Park. Of the $10 million, $750,000 is for activation within the park and $9,250,000 is dedicated to capital improvements which includes actual construction (approximately $6 million), as well as design and project management, permitting, sales tax and contingencies. The initial scope of the capital improvements is based on the Finding Freeway Park concept plan, produced by the Freeway Park Association, and identifies infrastructure upgrades, lighting, wayfinding and possibly a new restroom. The design phase is expected to be complete with all necessary permits/approvals and construction bid documents by June 2021.

Upcoming Musicians at Union Square

Union Square is excited to announce the following musicians will be performing at the building on the following dates from 11:30am-1:30pm:

Monday, October 28, 2019: Kimo Muraki
Thursday, October 31, 2019:  TBASA
Monday, November 4, 2019: Andrew Landers
Thursday, November 7, 2019: Leah T
Monday, November 11, 2019: Jonah Sol
Thursday, November 14, 2019: Brandon Vance

First Aid and CPR Training

In an effort to encourage and support the continuous education of our Tenants and their Floor Wardens on emergency training, Washington Holdings is pleased to offer first aid and CPR training certification classes presented by Jeff Vollandt at AidFirst.   The cost of the class is $65 per person. We will invoice your employer directly after the training. To register, email Tenant Services at buildingmanagement@waholdings.com. There is limited space available so sign up now. (The class is limited to 40 attendees per class)

The classes will be held in the One Union Square Boardroom on Fridays, November 1st, November 15th, and November 22nd beginning at 9:00 AM and will take approximately 5 hours.   All attendees will receive a certificate of completion recognized by Labor and Industries, which is valid for two years.  All training materials are provided.

AidFirst brings a mobile classroom to educate your team members for that unplanned emergency. With professional, experienced care providers they create an environment that is fun, safe and that meets Washington State Health and Safety Standards.

We look forward to seeing you and hope you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact me.