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Onni wants taller towers in return for saving green space in South Lake Union

Vancouver,B.C.-based Onni Group proposes to preserve the old Seattle Times park at Fairview Avenue North and John Street if it can build taller towers.

A Vancouver-based developer proposing what would be downtown Seattle’s largest residential complex has offered to save the so-called Seattle Times park if it is granted extra height on two of the four towers.

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No Fremont Zombie Walk for 2014

ZOMBIEWALK

We regret to inform that there will be no Red,White &Dead Zombie Walk 2014 this year in Seattle. Due to timing and without a city approved location,we will not plan to host this year. We are required by the city to be permitted,due to the size of our walk in year’s past. We will miss you all!

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NW Relic Anchor On Display At Mohai For Only Four days July 8-11

 

You may have read about the 1400-lb. anchor that was pulled out of Admiralty Bay on June 9 by a team of local historians and divers—MOHAI is pleased to announce that the anchor,believed to be a long sought-after relic from early Puget Sound history,will be on display at the museum for just 4 days,July 8—11.

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Eastlake invites neighbors throughout Seattle to its scenic summer cruise —Thurs.,July 10

The Eastlake Community Council invites neighbors throughout Seattle to its summer cruise  –Thurs.,July 10.  Scenic tour of Lake Union,Portage and Union Bays,and Lake Washington on the historic icebreaker the Islander.  Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. at 1611 Fairview Ave. E. on the east shore of Lake Union,with departure at 6:30 p.m.,and return at 8:30. 

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First look at Vulcan’s planned tower beside Denny Park

 

A potential design for Vulcan's proposed development at the northwest corner of Westlake Avenue North and Denny Way is shown in this early design guidance image. Photo:Vulcan,ZGF Architects,Ankrom Moisan Architects

Developer Vulcan has put out its first ideas for a big new project on the block just east of Denny Park.

The block runs from Westlake Avenue North to Ninth Avenue North,between Denny Way and John Street,with an alley running north-south down the middle. Vulcan has proposed all-commercial and mixed-use versions of its plan,detailed in a packet (big pdf) prepared in advance of the first design-review meeting,scheduled for July 2.

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South Lake Union Park to Be Developed

SEATTLE –One of the last park spaces in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood is slated for development by Vulcan Real Estate.  The land,located along 9th Ave N between Denny Way and John St.,is an interim use park and privately owned.

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Seafair Announces Lake Union Fireworks Schedule For 2014

Join Seafair for a celebration of our nation’s independence at the Seafair Summer Fourth! This year the event boasts two locations:Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park. Both locations are FREE to the public and also feature reserved seating available for purchase. Come enjoy a day of fun that culminates in a fantastic fireworks show.

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The Fremont Fair 2014 Bucks Tradition

(Seattle,WA) June 12,2014 - The 43rd annual Fremont Fair,taking place June 20-22,2014,is trading country music for hip-hop and livestock for art cars. With a large dose of the Fremont neighborhood’s “delibertas quirkas” (freedom to be peculiar) nature,the weekend-long urban fair is turning the traditional notion of “fair”on its head. 

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There is no South Lake Floating Farmer’s Market for 2014

FarmBoat Floating Market on the Virginia V at Lake Union Park in Seattle

The FarmBoat Floating Market aboard the Virginia V at Lake Union Park is closed for good. We are sincerely appreciative of all those who supported our efforts to make this an amazing one-of-a-kind Seattle attraction over the last several years. Unfortunately,Seattle’s growing bureaucracy and increasingly stringent policies against small businesses and independent nonprofits are more than we can handle. Look for us in other Ports! (from farmboat.org)

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Ivar’s Lake Union is the Place For Fresh Seafood

The Perfect place for seafood

Ivar’s Salmon House on the shores of Lake Union is the perfect place to enjoy a memorable meal. Alder smoked entrees are prepared in the huge Indian-style barbecue pit. Families can enjoy a casual and elegant meal while looking at all the Northwest native artifacts and historical photographs on the walls.

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