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 […]

Amazon’s new Troy Block in South Lake Union is officially open

Image courtesy of Amazon

As Amazon expands their campus downtown—and looks to expand into other cities—they’re still gaining office space in South Lake Union. The latest project to house Amazon offices in the neighborhood, the Troy Building, officially opened last week.

Located between Boren and Fairview avenues and Harrison and […]

The logs are long gone from Lake Union

THEN: Looking south on Lake Union from an unidentified offshore prospect near where Galer Street reached the Westlake Trestle. (Courtesy Museum of History & Industry)

SURELY THE SUBJECTS here are the logs, although their likely destination, the Western Mill at the south end of Lake Union, also is visible. […]

Blue Moon Burgers shutters in SLU

Blue Moon Burgers in South Lake Union has closed. As you may recall, after calls for a boycott on social media in June, the owner of the local burger chain admitted that he had participated in a racist text exchange involving employees, calling it “a single — but nonetheless deplorable — failure” on his part. The sign […]

Amazon’s struggle to revive South Lake Union could be a worrying omen for its 2nd headquarters

Amazon has brought economic growth to Seattle over the past 20 years, but it hasn’t figured out how to create a thriving neighborhood. Businesses are booming during lunch hours and happy hours but are dead at night. The company’s new headquarters, HQ2, could bring similar challenges to a new city. […]

Virtual Reality Exhibit Coming to South Lake Union Puts You Inside a Warzone

Image Credit: Elias Williams Virtual reality helps simulate the refugee experience.

It’s hard for most of us to imagine the reality faced by the world’s estimated 65 million refugees: stay put in a war- or famine-ravaged home country, or flee to an unknown future with only a few possessions?

That’s the point of Forced […]

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 […]

Experience Fall and Winter at MOHAI!

 

 FIRE DAY, GREET THE SEASON, HISTORY CAFÉ, MAKER DAYS AND MORE

 All events take place at the museum in Lake Union Park

Get out of the cold and damp weather this winter and visit Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI).  Enjoy dynamic public programs, exhibitions and special […]