Eastlake Community Council events March/April 2017

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and opportunities. Background is in the links and also the winter Eastlake News—on-line by clicking here

Tomorrow’s City Council public workshop soliciting public comment on the Mayor’s proposed one-story plus increase in allowable height for all residential and commercial lots in Eastlake —  Mon., March 13, 6-8:45 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. (in cafeteria). Childcare, snacks, and drinks are all provided. Official announcement is here.  

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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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Capital One moving Seattle team to South Lake Union as it boosts tech hiring

Capital One is developing a digital-innovation hub, similar to this one in San Francisco, in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (Courtesy of Capital One/Courtesy of Capital One)

Capital One is developing a digital-innovation hub, similar to this one in San Francisco, in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. (Courtesy of Capital One/Courtesy of Capital One)

Capital One is moving its Seattle team to a new space in South Lake Union as the bank plans to boost its tech hiring in the area.

The company finalized a lease Tuesday at 501 Eastlake Ave. E. for 40,000 square feet in the building’s top two floors.

Capital One plans to hire between 50 and 75 employees this year in its Seattle office, which now has about 150 workers, said Sunjay Pandey, the Seattle site lead. The new positions will be almost entirely technical: data scientists, software engineers, designers and the like.

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Vulcan sells Pan Pacific Hotel in South Lake Union

Paul Allen’s development firm built the 153-room hotel, which is part of a condo, retail and Whole Foods complex, at the prominent corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue, in 2006 at the start of the South Lake Union neighborhood’s transformation. (DEAN RUTZ/The Seattle Times)

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, which is part of a condo, retail and Whole Foods complex, at the prominent corner of Denny Way and Westlake Avenue, in 2006 at the start of the South Lake Union neighborhood’s transformation. Vulcan sold the other parts of the complex for $65 million a year ago.

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South Lake Union Seattle’s hottest spot for rising wages

Among Seattle neighborhoods, median wages of residents are predictably rising fastest in South Lake Union. But the 10 neighborhoods showing the biggest income gains are spread all around the city, from Rainier Beach to Matthews Beach.

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Eastlake Community Council Newsletter Feb 2017

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following neighborhood events and opportunities. Background is in the links and also the winter Eastlake News—on-line by clicking here.

Public meeting with open mike to dream about and discuss neighborhood projects, needs, and priorities Tues., Feb. 7, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. In this popular format, all comers have some time at the “open mike” to discuss their preferred neighborhood needs/issues/questions, or react to others. Please speak out, or hear your neighbors out, on [your topic, or theirs, here].  Can’t come?  Please send your questions and thoughts to ECC at info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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Delta Dental fills the last gap in new South Lake Union office building

Delta Dental of Washington is the latest company to move its headquarters to 400 Fairview, one of the newer commercial buildings in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood.

Delta Dental on Wednesday said it leased the last available office space, taking 61,000 square feet in the 14-story building at 400 Fairview Ave.

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Seattle Boats Afloat Show Jan 27-Feb 4 2017

aerial view of boat show

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 shuttle from Century Link Field and take in all there is to see.

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Builder of lab space acquires full block in South Lake Union

A vacant block in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood where a dry cleaner and auto repair shop once operated likely will be home to lab and office space.

BioMed Realty Trust Inc., paid $16.2 million for a the 1.4-acre property, according to a deed that King County posted Wednesday. The acquisition is not a surprise. Three years ago a BioMed spokesman said his company had an agreement to buy the property.

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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 developer Vulcan Real Estate. While some loom large, others announce themselves more discreetly to the blue-badge-wearing workers venturing out for lunch or another meeting. Although privately funded, the pieces are available for all to experience.

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