In our initial year, 2014, On Board Othello (OBO) reached some remarkable milestones. Through our dedicated coalition, 25 members and growing, and support from City of Seattle Office of Economic Development and Community Cornerstones, On Board Othello created a unifying Hello Othello brand, increased curb appeal with façade improvements, and built relationships with developers and businesses owners with the goal of creating equitable development at Othello.
At the core of this initiative is the community. On Board Othello built on the community priorities outlined in the 2009 Othello Neighborhood Plan update to create and implement a shared vision of equitable economic development at Othello. We developed an action plan and achieved the following in 2014: