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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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, […]

Amazon, South Lake Union: Tech, Business and Art, Too

The transformation of Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood from a quiet area of light industry and wholesale florists to a neighborhood of high-rise office buildings housing Amazon’s global empire has not been all business. Set among its many walkways and plazas are 20 site-specific public artworks by some of Seattle’s leading artists, commissioned by […]

There Be Dragons on the Lake! The Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club

Dragon Boats. Perhaps you’ve seen them cruising or flashing by on Lake Union where Seattle Flying Dragon Boat Club practices more than 200 times a year, year-round. Dragon boat racing is the oldest continuously practiced team sport in the world, dating back 2,400 years in China where it continues at that country’s national sport. […]

Seattle Boats Afloat Show January 27 to February 4, 2017

Trawlers and cruisers and sailboats…oh my! The Seattle Boat Show on South lake Union offers a variety of boats for all types of captains. In addition, hundreds of exhibitors offering the most up-to-date products including marine parts, engines, marinas and moorage, insurance, lending and repair are on deck at both locations. Ride the free […]

Lake Union Christmas Ship Events Announced

Holiday traditions in the Northwest start on the water with Argosy Cruises. The Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a holiday celebration that has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1949. Every year, the Argosy Christmas Ship™ sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities, around 65 in total. Choirs on board give 20-minute performances to […]

MOHAI announces special holiday events, Edible City curator talk, and more this season!

SEATTLE, WA – Throughout the holiday season, the Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) gives visitors great reasons to add history and culture to their festivities. With dynamic and innovative galleries, our featured exhibition Edible City: A Delicious Journey, Greet the Season on Nov. 26 and special events including a panel of the city’s prominent […]

Bike sabotage in Westlake? Dozens of cyclists report flats from tacks in new lane

Cyclists are blowing tubes along the Westlake Avenue North Cycle Track. Bike-shop owners say the culprit is small, black tacks. They wonder if someone deliberately sprinkled the tacks there.

South Lake Union Block Party August 12, 2016

South Lake Union’s largest neighborhood celebration is back. This year’s (free!) event features a jam-packed lineup of local bands throughout the day, the “Best Burger in SLU” competition, the School of Visual Concepts’ Steamroller Smackdown, Brave Horse Tavern beer garden and more. […]

Seafair Summer Fourth

Monday, July 4, 2016 Noon to 11 p.m. Gas Works Park