Be aware that Aurora Avenue North and Mercer Street will be closed where the two streets cross until 5 a.m. Monday for construction activity. Traffic from the north on Aurora Avenue will be detoured at North 85th Street. From the south,the detour starts just before Spokane Street. Mercer Street will close near [...]
As expected,the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a bill to allow rezoning in South Lake Union. Developers will now be allowed to build 400-foot-tall towers in a specific area and 240-foot-tall buildings in others.
There are a whole slew of projects in the queue that were waiting to find out just how high they could go,[...]
Seattle’s July 4 fireworks,which seemed certain to die because of lack of support,are back on.
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce,Seafair and the city of Seattle made the announcement Tuesday.
“I’m pleased to announce that the 4th of July fireworks show on Lake Union is a go,”Maud Daudon,the Chamber’s president and [...]
The city council,meeting as the special committee on South Lake Union,unanimously adopted a compromise incentive zoning plan for South Lake Union this afternoon (April 22) that would allow developers to build taller,denser buildings in the growing neighborhood in exchange for new,on-site affordable housing or payments into an affordable housing fund.
Wow. That’s one of our largest and most cherished events on the lake. There were a lot of news stories and other pieces published in Seattle on this matter,but we liked the following take on it best:
For tourists,the Ride the Ducks attraction offers a fun sightseeing tour through the city and a plunge into Lake Union,with a cruise past Seattle’s famed houseboats and the working waterfront.
But a request by the company to build a new launch ramp on property it purchased on the lake’s southeast shore has [...]
Seattle Magazine (see our own article about South Lake Union in their latest print edition) has done a gorgeous job on the following story:
A group of Seattle residents say a city proposal meant to protect the waterfront could cost them their way of life.
At issue is the definition of the word “vessel,”and how the city chooses to define that word could affect the Seattle residents who live on the water.
As always,the best vantage points to view the annual fireworks show off the Space Needle,are pretty much all! lake locations!
Grand Opening December 29-30
The Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle is proud to open its newest exhibit,Fish On!,exploring the history of boathouses and fishing resorts of Puget Sound. The new exhibit will run through fall of 2013 in the Gallery in CWB’s Boathouse at 1010 Valley Street,in Seattle next [...]