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The 12 Foundation

Pillar Passions is a program at Pillar Properties that focuses on supporting non-profit organizations. As a locally owned private family company, we want to do all we can to make a difference in our community.

In support of The 12 Foundation, The Nolo rooftop recently served as a sky-high runway to showcase Seahawk fan fashion.

The goal of The 12 Foundation is to unite the power of the Seahawks fan base to bring once in a lifetime experiences to deserving families and children in a time of need: “The 12’s to help and support fellow 12’s in need.”

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Seahawks tight end Luke Willson enjoying the show!

The rooftop deck at The Nolo was transformed with lights and live music to showcase the glitz and glamour of Lady 12 apparel. This was the first fashion show for the line that is developed by Brendalyn and Joe Tafoya.  You may remember Joe from his days playing for the Hawks and his appearance in the first Super Bowl.  The runway also featured men’s fashion from current Seahawk Luke Willson’s Stormtech clothing line. Luke Willson is an ambassador to The 12 Foundation.

Check out the runway on our roof top deck!

Check out the runway on our roof top deck!

VIP seating lined the runway as local celebrities showed off this season’s hottest clothing designs! The breathtaking view from the rooftop was the perfect backdrop for the photographers waiting at the end of the runway capturing every step!

KING TV Joyce Taylor on the runway!

KING TV Joyce Taylor on the runway!

Monica Hart in her Lady 12 fashions

Monica Hart in her Lady 12 fashions

Mark Wright KING TV on the runway!

Mark Wright KING TV on the runway!

Joining Joe Tafoya to present the fashion and get the crowd excited was Margaret Larson, host of KING TV’s New Day Northwest.

Joe Tafoya and KING TV Margaret Larson

Joe Tafoya and KING TV Margaret Larson

After the show the evening’s models mingled with guests and posed for countless pictures! Grammy award winner Wanz sang to the crowd to top the night off!

Wanz singing for the crowd after the fashion show!

Wanz singing for the crowd after the fashion show!

We would say it was quite the fabulous night!

The gang from KING5 getting ready to rock the runway!

Luke Willson and the gang from KING5!

Reinventing the Seattle Waterfront

“This is a chance for us to be a great city.”

Big changes are coming to Seattle’s Waterfront. Recently Bisnow hosted Waterfront & Beyond, an event to discuss the breakdown of reworking the iconic Seattle Waterfront. We were honored that our very own Senior Vice President Billy Pettit was asked to be on the panel. Billy has been on multiple expert panels for Bisnow and was thrilled to share his insight at Waterfront & Beyond.

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Pillar Properties Senior Vice President Billy Pettit

 

The City of Seattle has launched a multi-year program, “Waterfront Seattle” to ultimately build the new waterfront. According to City of Seattle Office of the Waterfront:

“The Program covers the waterfront from Pioneer Square to Belltown and includes a rebuilt Elliot Bay Seawall, new parks and paths, access to the water, places to enjoy views, vibrant public and cultural spaces, and a new urban street that will accommodate all modes of travel and provide an important connection in the city’s transportation system.”

While the new Waterfront projects bring obstacles, they also bring opportunities for development and investment.

“Downtown has not always been a great place for families to live. The waterfront development changes that,” Pettit said. Waterfront living in downtown Seattle is an added amenity to the residential experience.

Pettit spoke of Pillar Properties’ deeply vested interest in downtown and the livability of downtown. Specifically, he discussed the Stadium Place project and how it created a front door to the Stadium District. Pillar Properties believed and still believes in the long term vision of Pioneer Square. Billy tied this point in with the waterfront’s challenge of timing. Revitalizing a neighborhood takes time. Big projects that are worth doing, that change cities, take time.

Pettit also said true challenges come from the unknown. We must move past failed projects and maintain momentum with the mindset of pioneers.

More information on the topics discussed at Waterfront & Beyond can be found in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

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Standing room only at Bisnow’s Waterfront and Beyond