Seattle Downtown (as of 2072)
Population: 545,000
Humans: 63%
Elves: 13%
Dwarves: 2%
Orks: 19%
Trolls: 2%
Other: 1%
Size: 468 square kilometers
Population Density: 1,165/km2
Per Capita Income: 130,000¥
Below Poverty Level: 26%
On Fortune's Active Traders List: 1%
Corporate-Affiliated: 89%
Felonious Crime Rate: Unknown
Less Than 12 Years: 25%
High School Equivalency: 45%
College Degrees: 18%
Advanced Degrees: 12%
Hospitals: 12
Local Telecomm Grid Access No: 1206
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Seattle Downtown is a major cultural center of the town. Its full of shops, hotels, cinemas, and such.

Formerly the city Seattle, USA. Now located in Seattle State, UCAS.

Downtown Seattle is where things are happening. The hub of the metroplex, this district is the home of many of the major corporations and government factions likely to employ shadowrunners. Downtown also has the plex’s trendiest nightclubs and places to see and be seen.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Downtown is fairly compact compared to other city centers on the West Coast because of its geographical situation: hemmed in on the north and east by hills, on the west by the Elliott Bay, and on the south by reclaimed land that was once tidal flats.

Major neighborhoods: Arcology Commercial and Housing Enclave (ACHE, formerly the Renraku Arcology), Ballard, Capitol Hill, Council Island, Elven District, International District, Ork Underground, Queen Anne Hill, Interbay and Magnolia Bluff, Seattle Center, University District.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Politics[edit | edit source]

The 2048 elections saw the rise of mayor Ivar J. Lindstorm.

2072: Nikola Taul, the charming new mayor of Downtown, comes from a Russian immigrant family that has been in the Seattle area since before the founding of the metroplex. She served as a member of the Downtown District Council for twelve years before her run for the mayor’s office, on a platform of cleaning up Downtown and restoring “the jewel of the Emerald City” to peak condition. Mayor Taul knows her way around Metroplex Hall quite well, and she has been enthusiastically pursuing the work of sprucing up Downtown, tapping whatever metroplex funds she can to do it. Seattle media has adopted “Downtown Taking Its Taul” as a catchphrase for the mayor’s new programs and their cost

2076 Mayor Nikola Taul is focused entirely on her gubernatorial campaign, which has left a vacuum where the council fights over the fate of the ACHE (and whether it deserves political representation) and the gentrification of the Ork Underground by dwarves from the Elven District, which has resulted in a counter-movement by orks and trolls into the neighborhood.

Economy[edit | edit source]

Downtown accounts for about half of Seattle's economy, primarily in the form of the site of corporate headquarters, retail, tourism and transport.

Culture[edit | edit source]

A number of major Seattle's cultural institutions are present here - museums, event halls, prominent bars, clubs and restaurants, and so on.

Lone Star Security Ratings[edit | edit source]

North Downtown[edit | edit source]

  • AAA: Matthews Beach
  • AA: Inverness, North Beach, Richmond Highlands
  • A: Aurora Village, Greenwood (some sections), Loyal Heights, Northgate (some sections)
  • B: Greenwood (some sections), Northgate (some sections), Riverton (some sections)
  • C: Bitter Lake, Riverton (some sections)

Central Downtown[edit | edit source]

  • AAA: Alki, Fauntleroy, Madison Park, Madrona Park, Magnolia Bluff, Upper Queen Anne Hill
  • AA: Ballard, First Hill, Montlake, Mount Baker, Lower Queen Anne Hill, West Seattle, Windermere
  • A: Beacon Hill, Central (some sections), Elven District, Georgetown, Interbay (some sections), International District, Rainier Valley, University District, Westwood
  • B: Central (some sections), Capitol Hill, Columbia (some sections), Interbay (some sections), Laurel Hurst, Van Asselt (some sections)
  • C: Columbia (some sections), Ravenna, Van Asselt (some sections)

South Downtown[edit | edit source]

  • AAA: Bryn Mawr, Sea-Tac (Sea-Tac rating for Metroplex Guard and UCAS military)
  • AA: Arbor Heights, Normandy Park
  • A: Des Moines, Kent, White Center
  • B: Sea-Tac (for the area outside the airport proper, patrolled by Lone Star only)
  • C: Tukwila

Places of Interest[edit | edit source]

Hotels[edit | edit source]

Restaurants[edit | edit source]

Bars & Nightclubs[edit | edit source]

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Government Buildings[edit | edit source]

Businesses[edit | edit source]

Medical Facilities[edit | edit source]

Crime[edit | edit source]

Both Mafia and Yakuza have a significant presence Downtown, and are rumored to have their headquarters in this district.

Major gangs are present here, including the Bloody Screamers, Disassemblers, First Nation, Halloweeners, Troll Killers.

Comments[edit | edit source]

  • Vital statistics were unchanged from 2050 to 2072 or were not reported more than once. Infoboxes for specific decades can be found in on the first page of relevant sourcebooks (see sources).
  • 2072 book did not provide an update on any topics but places of interest

Index[edit | edit source]

Shadowtalk[edit | edit source]

  • numerous shadowtalk comments have been offered on this topic throughout available sources:
    • 2050 (Seattle Sourcebook):
    • 2060 (New Seattle):
    • 2072 (Seattle 2072):

External links[edit | edit source]

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