Jackson Place is a vibrant, culturally diverse residential neighborhood located southeast of downtown Seattle. It is walking distance from Pioneer Square, the stadium district, and Lake Washington.
The area has historically been working class, and from the 1920s through 1950s was part of Seattle’s vibrant jazz scene. Today it is the site of several schools, churches, and small and large businesses, as well as many single family homes, apartments, and town houses.
When the I-90 interchange was updated in the late 1980s, the community suffered major disruptions, as many of its houses and lots were seized for the construction. Since that time it has rebounded strongly, but today is once again under significant development pressure, with hundreds of units of housing and a major shopping mall proposed for the area.