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Bezos family donates $20M to Seattle’s Hutchinson cancer center

SEATTLE (AP) –The family of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $20 million to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The Seattle cancer center says the money will be used to support development of novel cancer immunotherapies. The work involves using genetically modified human T cells to treat cancer.


Report quantifies Amazon’s impact on downtown Seattle and South Lake Union

While Amazon is accused of squeezing out brick-and-mortar retailers,its development in downtown Seattle is having quite a different impact,according to a new report.

Amazon now has 3.4 million square feet of office space downtown,accounting for nearly three-quarters of the area’s net absorption since 2011,“and its growth shows no signs of slowing,”[...]

2014 Fremont Troll Stroll set for April 21

Vulcan sells South Lake Union office/lab building for $106 million

Vulcan Real Estate officials said Thursday they have sold the Institute of Systems Biology (ISB) office/lab building in Seattle’s South Lake Union area to Kilroy RealtyCorp. for $106.1 million.

The per-square foot price works out to $755. The Puget Sound region  per-square-foot record is $749, though that was for an all-office building leases at 202 Westlake [...]

Amazon eyes waterfront building at foot of Queen Anne

Amazon is negotiating to lease all of 635 Elliott Avenue West,a vacant Seattle waterfront office building that’s far afield from the technology giant’s South Lake Union headquarters campus,according to people familiar with the discussions.

Neither Amazon nor the building’s owner,Martin Selig Real Estate,responded to requests for comment Friday [...]

South Lake Union the hottest real estate market in the Northwest

From the Oregonian

Seattle’s South Lake Union District has become the hottest real estate area in the Northwest as the city’s downtown expands northward. Building projects by and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. have brought many job opportunities to the area.


State Senate floats bill to preserve all houseboats

Houseboat owners on Lake Union and other state waters would be able to stay in their homes if a Senate bill passes.


Red hot rentals:Seattle’s South Lake Union now more expensive than some San Francisco neighborhoods

Rental rates are creeping up in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood,surpassing prices in even some of the hottest neighborhoods in San Francisco.

According to an analysis by online real estate company Trulia,the median rental price per bedroom in South Lake Union comes in at a whopping $2,248. That makes it the [...]

Name Our Tusk!

And no,we don’t need another acronym same as the streetcar has! Although that is funny,and quite a coincidence.

Mammoth find in South Lake Union

The tusk,believed to be from an Ice Age mammoth,was found Tuesday at a South Lake Union construction project.

Joe Wells found the tusk while Transit Plumbing was excavating on a project for Rafn Company.