SPD officers involved in Eastlake shooting under criminal investigation

Seattle police have opened an investigation into an officer-involved shooting in the Eastlake neighborhood last Sunday.

A source within the department close to the investigation says both officers are under criminal investigation. The department has taken the unusual step of assigning a detective and sergeant to investigate the actions of the officers. The officers’ guns, badges and proxy cards, which give officers access to the department, were taken away as the investigation is underway.

 

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Amazon’s new Troy Block in South Lake Union is officially open

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As Amazon expands their campus downtown—and looks to expand into other cities—they’re still gaining office space in South Lake Union. The latest project to house Amazon offices in the neighborhood, the Troy Building, officially opened last week.

Located between Boren and Fairview avenues and Harrison and Thomas streets, the complex includes two towers, one 12-story and the other 13-story, connected by a lower-rise building. The design by architecture firm Perkins+Will incorporates two historic buildings. The first is the project’s namesake, the 1927 Troy Laundry Building, a two-story Beaux Arts structure declared a Seattle landmark in 1996. The second, the Boren Investment Building, is a 1938 warehouse declared a landmark in 2011, just as plans solidified for the Troy Block.

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Eastlake Community Council notice of events October/November

Shoreline restoration – Thurs., Oct. 12  Volunteer work party is 9 a.m. to noon (or any portion thereof).  Meet in front of Lake Union Drydock, 1515 Fairview Ave. E.  Wear sturdy shoes and if you can, work gloves.  Employers are encouraged to authorize employees to participate “on the clock.”   For questions:  info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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The logs are long gone from Lake Union

THEN: Looking south on Lake Union from an unidentified offshore prospect near where Galer Street reached the Westlake Trestle. (Courtesy Museum of History & Industry)

THEN: Looking south on Lake Union from an unidentified offshore prospect near where Galer Street reached the Westlake Trestle. (Courtesy Museum of History & Industry)

SURELY THE SUBJECTS here are the logs, although their likely destination, the Western Mill at the south end of Lake Union, also is visible. A water tower, two stacks and a few long factory sheds are bunched there. Scattered about to all sides are the mill workers’ generally small homes in the community started in 1882 by David Denny and his partners.

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Blue Moon Burgers shutters in SLU

Blue Moon Burgers in South Lake Union has closed. As you may recall, after calls for a boycott on social media in June, the owner of the local burger chain admitted that he had participated in a racist text exchange involving employees, calling it “a single — but nonetheless deplorable — failure” on his part. The sign in the window at the SLU Blue Moon indicates that the closure is unrelated, saying the lease is up and that the building is going to be torn down.

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Amazon’s struggle to revive South Lake Union could be a worrying omen for its 2nd headquarters

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  • Amazon has brought economic growth to Seattle over the past 20 years, but it hasn’t figured out how to create a thriving neighborhood.
  • Businesses are booming during lunch hours and happy hours but are dead at night.
  • The company’s new headquarters, HQ2, could bring similar challenges to a new city.

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Virtual Reality Exhibit Coming to South Lake Union Puts You Inside a Warzone

Virtual reality helps simulate the refugee experience.

It’s hard for most of us to imagine the reality faced by the world’s estimated 65 million refugees: stay put in a war- or famine-ravaged home country, or flee to an unknown future with only a few possessions?

That’s the point of Forced from Home, a 10,000-square-foot traveling outdoor exhibit that lands in Seattle on Monday. Organized by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the international health organization working in countries such as South Sudan, Syria and Afghanistan, the event is designed to promote “a more nuanced understanding of the refugee crisis,” according to MSF communications director Michael Goldfarb.

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Should an office tower rise over the city’s South Lake Union streetcar garage?

A developer has proposed building a five-story underground parking garage beneath the site of the Seattle streetcar barn and an 11-story office building above it.  (Steve Ringman/Steve Ringman)

A developer has proposed building a five-story underground parking garage beneath the site of the Seattle streetcar barn and an 11-story office building above it. (Steve Ringman/Steve Ringman)

As it embarks on a major expansion of its streetcar system, Seattle wants to sell the land below its South Lake Union streetcar-maintenance site to a developer that would construct an office building adjacent to and over the garage.

Early next month the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin a $177 million expansion of its streetcar system downtown and will buy 10 more streetcars to run on the new tracks.

Soon after, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) wants to sell the land below its streetcar-maintenance facility to a developer that would build a five-story underground parking garage beneath the site and an 11-story office building above it.

Wait, what?

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Experience Fall and Winter at MOHAI!

 

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 FIRE DAY, GREET THE SEASON, HISTORY CAFÉ, MAKER DAYS AND MORE

 All events take place at the museum in Lake Union Park

Get out of the cold and damp weather this winter and visit Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).  Enjoy dynamic public programs, exhibitions and special events that explore many aspects of Seattle’s past and present, from history and culture to technology and innovation.

 Explore the museum’s ongoing programs including the popular History Café, Maker Days, Behind the Seams, and our annual Fire Day on Sunday, October 1. Experience a rare peek into legendary Seattle photographer Al Smith’s historically significant collection that chronicles Seattle’s African-American community during the mid-20th century in the special exhibition Seattle on the Spot: The Photography of Al Smith on view at the museum November 18, 2017 through June 17, 2018.

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Third and Wall Art Group moving out of South Lake Union

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MOVING SALE – ART!
October 4-5-6-7, 10am-5pm

Third & Wall Art Group is moving out of our South Lake Union space this Fall, so we’re inviting everyone to our big Moving Sale. The less art we have to pack up the better, so we’ll be offering up to 75% on beautiful original art, fine art posters, and canvas prints. We have unique artwork at affordable prices, so come treat yourself to some new art for your home or office, or do some holiday shopping for the art lovers in your life!

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