The Impact of the Amazon Jobs Boom on Seattle Rents

Seattle has one of the strongest housing markets in the country, with home value and rent growth consistently topping nationwide rankings in recent years. A strong local labor market has been an important driver of this growth, with the area being home to some of the country’s most dynamic companies, including Amazon and Microsoft and Zillow. […]

MOHAI announces special holiday events, Seattle on the Spot curator talk, and more this season!

It’s difficult to believe but the holidays are almost upon us! Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Seattle shopping scene and pop into MOHAI for one of its many special events taking place throughout the season. As a quick heads-up, we are looking forward to Greet the Season on Saturday, […]

Seattle Streetcar May Once Again Be on the Chopping Block

Seattle’s South Lake Union streetcar line (Photo by Steve Morgan)

Plans to build a downtown streetcar have long been a source of debate among Seattle politicians, in large part because of the low ridership on the city’s other streetcar lines. Last week, during a City Council budget hearing about the proposed 2018 Department of […]

The view from Amazon’s HQ1 in Seattle is cranes, construction and luxury apartments

A construction site for Google’s expansion in Seattle’s South Lake Union. The neighborhood is home to Amazon’s first headquarters and other major tech companies. – Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/ for Marketplace

Two dozen people zigzag through Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, footsteps crunching on pavement and gravel. A local blog called The Urbanist organized the tour […]

SPD officers involved in Eastlake shooting under criminal investigation

Seattle police have opened an investigation into an officer-involved shooting in the Eastlake neighborhood last Sunday.

A source within the department close to the investigation says both officers are under criminal investigation. The department has taken the unusual step of assigning a detective and sergeant to investigate the actions of the officers. The officers’ guns, badges […]

Eastlake Community Council notice of events October/November

Shoreline restoration – Thurs., Oct. 12  Volunteer work party is 9 a.m. to noon (or any portion thereof).  Meet in front of Lake Union Drydock, 1515 Fairview Ave. E.  Wear sturdy shoes and if you can, work gloves.  Employers are encouraged to authorize employees to participate “on the clock.”   For questions:  info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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Should an office tower rise over the city’s South Lake Union streetcar garage?

A developer has proposed building a five-story underground parking garage beneath the site of the Seattle streetcar barn and an 11-story office building above it. (Steve Ringman/Steve Ringman)

As it embarks on a major expansion of its streetcar system, Seattle wants to sell the land below its South Lake Union […]

Eastlake Community Council September/October events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities.

Public meeting with the Police Department about public safety issues in Eastlake – Tues., Sept. 19  6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Agora Conference Center, 1551 Eastlake Ave. (at south end of neighborhood). Please also send your concerns to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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Obliteride rolls by Lake Union August 13

photo credit: Obliteride

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride, the ride to end cancer is marking its 5th anniversary and is bigger than ever. About 2,000 riders are participating to raise money for cancer research at Fred Hutch. Hundreds of riders will spin by Lake Union on August 13.

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LimeBike launches in Seattle

Bike share is back in Seattle, and it’s better than ever.

This week, LimeBike hit Seattle’s streets to transform urban mobility, provide a first/last mile option to commuters, and a sustainable way to address our community’s quickly growing population and its transportation needs.

LimeBike was “built for Seattle” and is set to offer bikes that […]