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A New Apartment Building Will Bring Big Changes

 

 

The opening of a new mix-use apartment building at 1823 Eastlake Ave will set in motion some major improvements to the neighborhood’s housing, public art, and walkability.

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Upcoming events of interest to Eastlakers include two this week downtown at Town Hall

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The Eastlake Community Council alerts you to the following events and public comment opportunities. Background about ECC and how to get involved can be found on the ECC web site and also in the winter Eastlake News, which is on-line by clicking here.  

Recently retired City Councilmember (and friend of Eastlake) Nick Licata speaks on “Take Power, Become a Citizen Activist” — Tues., Jan. 19 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall Seattle 1119 Eighth Avenue downtown ($5)  From long and distinguished experience (he was even the Eastlake Community Council’s insurance agent!) Licata has recently published Becoming a Citizen Activist.  He will discuss and illustrate meaningful tools (especially motivation, organization, and proper communication) anyone searching for justice can utilize to help create change in their community.  For more, click here.

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The Center for Wooden Boats Groundbreaking for the Wagner Education Center Seattle, WA –

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The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Wagner Education Center.

Date:            Tuesday, January 19

Time:            10:00 am

Place:           The Center for Wooden Boats

                     1010 Valley Street

                     Seattle, WA  98109

Presenters:  King County Executive Dow Constantine

                     Dick Wagner, founder, The Center for Wooden Boats

This ceremony kicks off construction of the Wagner Education Center, which has been six years in the making. The 9,600 square foot building will consist of a large boatshop, classroom space, gallery space, a visitor center and offices. The Wagner Education Center is the third part of a capital campaign that also funded improvements to CWB’s floating assets and its Northlake facility.

The building has been designed by Olson Kundig, and Schuchart is the general contractor. Major funders include Washington State Historical Society, The Norcliffe Foundation, King County 4Culture, The Seattle Parks Foundation, the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust, Foss Maritime Company and The Lake Union Dry Dock Company.

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Seattle Boat Show Drops Anchor January 29

Lineup of fun includes wine and beer tastings, chowder contest, 3D street artist, free boat rides and tons of kids activities

SEATTLE – From stand up paddleboards to superyachts and everything in between, there’s lots to take in at the Seattle Boat Show (Indoors +Afloat). The 2016 show drops anchor on Friday Jan. 29 and runs through Feb. 6. The largest show on the West Coast, it features some 1,000 boats and yachts in two locations, more than three acres of the latest and greatest gadgets and gear, 430+ exhibitors, 200 free seminars and advanced training classes for a fee. There’s also tons of fun to be had at the show. Highlights this year include:

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South Lake Union Streetcar begins three months of midday shutdown

SEATTLE —

On the first day of the midday shutdown of Seattle’s South Lake Union Streetcar, Brian Murphy walked to lunch instead of catching a ride.

“It’s frustrating. It limits our areas where we can actually eat lunch,” Murphy said.

He usually takes the streetcar every day, which is something fewer people are doing.

That’s because streetcars are so often stuck in traffic.

“I’ve gotten on at the end of the line and it’s taken almost 15 minutes to get to the next stop. That’s ridiculous,” said Seattle resident Mark Miller.

The work that started Monday is designed to make streetcar and bus service faster and more reliable.

 

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Tickets still available for Dec. 23 Eastlake Cruise amidst the holiday ships finale

 

Cruise on the historic icebreaker the Islander — Wed., Dec 23 On the historic icebreaker the Islander, amidst the lighted boats coming through Union Bay and Portage bays, plus the grand finale concert on Lake Union!  Always a highlight of the year, this ECC cruise is 7:30 – 10:30 p.m., and tickets ($35) include dinner, salad, and dessert.  Food Bank donations will also be collected on board.  A password is no longer needed for ticket purchase–at brownpapertickets.com (click here), by phone at 1-800-838-3006, or in person at the Brown Paper Tickets office, 220 Nickerson St.  Questions are welcome, to  info@eastlakeseattle.org or (206) 322-5436

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Landmark South Lake Union car dealership restored

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SEATTLE — In the middle of all the changes in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, there was a meticulous process to resurrect a historic Seattle car dealership.

“It’s the Taj Mahal of all the car dealerships in the Seattle area,” said David O’Brien.

Not only did O’Brien work 20 years at Pacific Lincoln Mercury at the corner of Westlake and Mercer, but his father Michael owned the dealership for 27 years.

The building – and the Ford dealership next door – were both built in the 1920s.

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GREET THE SEASON WITH MOHAI THIS SATURDAY, NOV. 28

Build your own gingerbread house, listen to music, and catch the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival at Lake Union Park

Greet the Season

Nov. 28, 10 am – 8 pm

 

WHAT:                   Ditch the shopping crowds and spend time with friends and family while celebrating the holiday season! Greet the Season at Lake Union Park where MOHAI, The Center for Wooden Boats, and the Historic Ships Wharf will have festive music, family-friendly crafts, and other activities throughout day. In the evening, catch the launch of the Argosy Christmas Ship Festival!

 

WHEN/                  November 28, 10 am8 pm

WHERE:                 Museum of History & Industry

860 Terry Avenue, Seattle

 

DETAILS:               Following is a schedule of activities and programs:

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Skyline gap closing between downtown, South Lake Union

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SEATTLE – Antioch University Seattle could be weeks away from selling its property in the Denny Triangle area and that could mean the city skyline is another step closer to changing.

“There is a buyer and a closing date has been set for late September, however, due to confidentiality agreements we cannot reveal the name of the buyer until after the closing is complete,” the University released in a statement to KING 5. “By that time, we are hopeful that we will also be able to unveil our new location, which will be designed to effectively serve today’s adult learner.”

Antioch University Seattle is in the process of selling its current building at 2326 6th Avenue and relocating within the city.

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Construction date set for UW Medicine’s latest lab in South Lake Union

Vulcan Real Estate is moving forward the the UW Medicine 3.2 project in Seattle's South Lake Union area. It will be the sixth building on the campus, where more than 600 scientists work on issues ranging from diabetes to heart regeneration.

The University of Washington’s medical research campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union area is growing again, this time with a project called UW Medicine 3.2.

Construction of the eight-story lab at 500 Dexter Ave. N., will start in June and be done in two years, according to Lori Mason Curran, an executive with Vulcan Real Estate, which is developing the $143 million project that the UW is financing through the sale of bonds.

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