Eastlake Community Council June Newsletter

Upcoming events include June 14 meeting with Police Department asking for Eastlake’s law enforcement priorities; and June 15-16 SDOT open houses on the changes to Eastlake Avenue for transit, bikes, and parking […]

Facebook plunges in to new South Lake Union digs

Most of the company’s 1,000 Seattle-area employees call the new building home, and there’s room to accommodate 2,000 in all.

Facebook has jumped into the booming South Lake Union neighborhood, moving into custom-built office space about a mile northwest of the company’s previous Seattle outpost.

The social-networking company’s Seattle employees moved into their new […]

More than half of South Lake Union tech workers live outside of Seattle

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 […]

Google to move to new 4-building complex in South Lake Union

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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Amazon Steps Up Its Air Delivery Game

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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Eastlake Community Council Newsletter March/April

 

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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Before-and-after photos of Amazon’s South Lake Union turf

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Landmark South Lake Union car dealership restored

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 […]