Part of Seattle’s Union Street renamed after D’Vonne Pickett Jr.

The Central District community leader was shot dead last October.

SEATTLE — A street in Seattle will be renamed in honor of respected community leader D’Vonne Pickett Jr.

Union Street between 21st and 22nd Avenue will now be known as D’Vonne Pickett Jr.

Pickett was fatally shot in October 2022. The 31-year-old business owner is known throughout the area as an inspiration not only to his three children but to young people throughout the Central District.

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will manufacture, install, and maintain honor signs on the 2100 block of East Union Street.

Under the resolution, the budget of the Mayor’s Office and the Seattle City Council would cover the cost of approximately $3,000 to create and install the signs. The resolution was passed with the support of all council members.

This resolution was passed at a council meeting on February 14. At the meeting, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda said the name change would be a way to continue to honor and remember his legacy. .

“D’Vonne Pickett Jr.’s personal philosophy of life. inspired his vision and commitment that drives the empowerment of Central District and its surrounding areas, as well as other cities in the United States and around the world.” Mosqueda said.

Mosqueda said she worked closely with Pickett’s family and friends while coming up with the solution.

A ceremony to unveil the signs will be held on February 22.

“We look forward to celebrating all that D’Vonne has brought to this community and to the district,” said Mosqueda.

Download our free KING 5 app for updated news stories from across western Washington. Part of Seattle’s Union Street renamed after D’Vonne Pickett Jr.

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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