SDOT to reopen east-west roads in South Lake Union

The breakthrough of Bertha is a critical part of the changing face of South Lake Union.

The city is planning to reopen three east-west thoroughfares in the area that, in theory, will help alleviate traffic congestion.

Since World War II era, east-west roads like John Street, Thomas Street, and Harrison Street were all cut […]

Eastlake Community Council April/May Events

Eastlake egg hunt and fun run Sat., April 15 at Rogers Playfield, 2500 Eastlake Ave. Hunt begins at 11, and is followed by the fun run. Donations are welcome and needed ($5 suggested, on-line at http://eastlakeseattle.org). Thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Seattle for co-sponsoring the fun run.  Volunteers are needed to assist the Bunny in […]

Value of South Lake Union property more than doubles in a year.

The Allen Institute, which plans to more than double its employee count, has been on a buying spree in the area around its new building.

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County health officials identify two measles cases in South Lake Union

King County Public Health officials announced that they have confirmed measles in a six-month-old child and the child’s parent. Both had recently traveled to Asia and neither had been immunized to the disease.

Officials determined the patients had been in several public locations in South Lake Union and downtown before they were diagnosed. Any […]

Council committee approves South Lake Union rezone

A Seattle City Council committee took a step forward Tuesday in rezoning South Lake Union, Lower Queen Anne, and Downtown neighborhoods.

The Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning committee voted 3-0 to forward the legislation, which would allow taller building heights in exchange for affordable housing. 

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Vestal closes temporarily in South Lake Union

Suzi Pratt for Eater

Josh Henderson and Huxley Wallace Collective seem to have hit a rough patch in South Lake Union. The restaurant group opened a slew of new eateries throughout Seattle in 2016 and already replaced one of them — boundary-pushing Pacific Northwest-inspired taco spot Bar Noroeste — with Kiki […]

Taller buildings proposed for South Lake Union

Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union are the next neighborhoods where Mayor Ed Murray wants to allow taller buildings in exchange for help with affordable housing.

Under the proposed upzone, new projects would be allowed to climb one or several stories higher, depending on location. In some cases, projects would be allowed more floor area.

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Capital One moving Seattle team to South Lake Union as it boosts tech hiring

Capital One is developing a digital-innovation hub, similar to this one in San Francisco, in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (Courtesy of Capital One/Courtesy of Capital One)

Capital One is moving its Seattle team to a new space in South Lake Union as the bank plans to boost its tech hiring in […]

Vulcan sells Pan Pacific Hotel in South Lake Union

The latest deal means Vulcan has now sold its full development project at the corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue for $144 million.

Vulcan has unloaded the luxury Pan Pacific Hotel for $79 million, its latest sell-off in South Lake Union.

Paul Allen’s development firm built the 153-room hotel, […]

South Lake Union Seattle’s hottest spot for rising wages

Among Seattle neighborhoods, median wages of residents are predictably rising fastest in South Lake Union. But the 10 neighborhoods showing the biggest income gains are spread all around the city, from Rainier Beach to Matthews Beach.

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