$11 million from South Lake Union property sale proposed for Seattle homeless crisis

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan wants to use $11 million in proceeds from the expected sale of a city-owned property to pay for housing options for the homeless. This tiny house village is on land owned by the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times, file)

Mayor […]

Seattle Boat Show Jan 26 – Feb 3

 

Explore the world of boating at the Seattle Boat Show, spanning nine days and three acres at CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union, and an all-new location at Bell Harbor Marina, from January 26 through February 3, 2018.

The West Coast’s largest boat show is bigger than ever this year, with MORE boats, MORE exhibitors, and MORE exciting attractions—indoors and outdoors. Get schooled […]

Before and after photos show how Amazon has completely transformed Seattle in a decade

Google Street View/Compiled by Harrison Jacobs

Amazon’s decision in 2007 to locate its headquarters in downtown Seattle has transformed the city in its image.

As the global e-commerce giant has grown from 5,000 employees in the city to more than 40,000, a flurry of development has followed.

The sea of parking lots, warehouses, motels, […]

Diners aren’t showing up as expected in South Lake Union, causing some restaurants to close

Empty chairs in the recently closed bar, Cantine in Seattle’s South Lake Union, look out at neighborhood workers with lunch takeout containers. The bar and several other restaurants closed this year because of lackluster dinner patronage. – Anna Boiko-Weyrauch/ for Marketplace

Around 6 p.m. on a recent weekday, people flood out of […]

Ten years ago, Amazon changed Seattle, announcing its move to South Lake Union

Ten years ago Amazon’s South Lake Union campus looked like this, dominated by warehouses and parking lots, before the massive redevelopment project launched.

It’s been ten years since Amazon committed to building an eleven building campus in South Lake Union. But before the company locked up that space, Amazon’s landlord went […]

Christmas ship festival Nov 24 to Dec 3

The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle, the Official Christmas Ship™ is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to Follow Boats and […]

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. […]

Privately funded water taxi planned between Renton, South Lake Union

The developers of a Renton business park want to bring back an old idea to shuttle high-tech workers.

Seco Development has begun work on funding a water taxi to ferry passengers from its Southport office park on the south shore of Lake Washington, near the Boeing Renton plant to Seattle’s high-tech hub at South […]

Recovery Café, Cornish, and Holland partner up for South Lake Union residential tower

Surface-level parking lots at Boren and Lenora in South Lake Union are turning into an apartment tower from Holland Partner Group. As part of a partnership with nearby Recovery Café and Cornish College of the Arts, the new building will also house some administrative offices and educational facilities.

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Trendy Bulletproof Coffee opens up cafe in South Lake Union

Bellevue-based Bulletproof Coffee, which claims to help drinkers lose weight and increase brain function in addition to delivering a daily buzz, opened up its first Seattle cafe Friday.

The cafe at 307 Westlake Ave. North features the original Bulletproof butter coffee (a mixture of coffee, grass-fed butter and something called Brain Octane oil), in […]