The year 2020 is not that far away. In just four years, Seattle’s skyline will look very different, according to a video produced by local realtors.
The video simulates flying over downtown and South Lake Union, and using information on projects currently under construction or on the verge of breaking ground, imagines what the city will look like when it is finished: busy.
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Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has become a microcosm of the changes and challenges the city faces. Many see it as the symbol of the housing affordability crisis, as Amazon draws large numbers of highly-paid tech workers to its dense urban campus.
But new stats from Seattle real estate database, Zillow, tell a more complicated story. According to a report by Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas, 53.4 percent of tech employees working in South Lake Union live outside of the city proper. And while those residents may contribute to the city’s traffic woes, they aren’t directly driving rents up
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. investment company will develop four six-story office buildings for Google in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, a short distance from Amazon’s headquarters, the companies just announced.
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The e-commerce giant has bought a big stake in airplane leasing company.
Amazon is doing more than just leasing cargo planes to handle its own shipping.
The online retail giant now owns 10% of plane leasing company Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), according to a regulatory filing on Friday.
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Upcoming Eastlake dates include Tues., March 8 public meeting on free or low-cost resources for renters/millenials/elders/disabled; March 26 egg hunt and race; March 31 deadline for survey on RPZ changes; and April 2 Tree Walk
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Tacos Chukis is a Capitol Hill legend. The little taqueria has made a solid go of it inside one of the quirkiest commercial opportunities on Capitol Hill — and now it is ready for expansion.
“It’s going to be the same concept but a little more polished,” owner Roberto Salmerón tells CHS of a second Chukis planned to open this summer on Dexter Ave N on the edges of the hypergrowth South Lake Union neighborhood.
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From the amazing Seattle Sketcher
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South Lake Union’s transformation — largely fueled by the growth of its highest-profile employer, Amazon — has had a ripple effect that’s reshaped the surrounding city, for better or worse.
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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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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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