Gas leak forces evacuation of some buildings in South Lake Union

The Seattle Fire Department evacuated some buildings in South Lake Union due to a natural-gas leak from a broken pipe.

Emergency crews responded to the leak at 219 Terry Avenue North about 7:30 a.m. The leak was stopped about 8:20 a.m. and crews were checking buildings for trapped gas.

Seattle Fire Battalion Chief Mike […]

Hey Amazon, if you lived here, you could live here

For the median price of a house in Amazon’s South Lake Union neighborhood in Seattle, you could live in Baltimore’s Ritz Carlton. (Genevieve Webb / HANDOUT)

As economic development officials in Maryland (and more or less everyplace else in North America) finish their pitches this week for Amazon’s HQ2 project […]

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 […]

Eastlake Community Council notice of events October/November

Shoreline restoration – Thurs., Oct. 12  Volunteer work party is 9 a.m. to noon (or any portion thereof).  Meet in front of Lake Union Drydock, 1515 Fairview Ave. E.  Wear sturdy shoes and if you can, work gloves.  Employers are encouraged to authorize employees to participate “on the clock.”   For questions:  info@eastlakeseattle.org.

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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. […]

Can Seattle handle more Amazon?

A panoramic view of Sixth Avenue from Via6 shows the Amazon buildings Day One, left, the biospheres, center, and Doppler. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Last week’s surprise announcement that Seattle will respond to Amazon’s request for proposals for its second North American headquarters raised big questions for residents of the tech […]

South Lake Union: The bustle and boom of Seattle’s ‘Amazonland’

In 2007, South Lake Union was a neighborhood in transition.

It was growing — developers were recognizing its value and building it up from the under-utilized, downtrodden sea of parking lots it had been for years.

Between 2003 and 2007, developers built 2.4 million square feet of commercial space, 1,850 apartments and condos, and […]

Eastlake Community Council July/August events

The Eastlake Community Council offers notice of the following events and comment opportunities. Background is in the links and in the Summer Eastlake News.

Eastlake Summer Cruise on the Islander – Thurs., July 13  Tour the Ship Canal, Lake Union, Portage and Union Bays, and Lake Washington on the historic ferry the Islander. Boarding begins at […]

Eastlake Community Council Spring Events

Trees in Eastlake: Why are they disappearing? Wed., April 26, 7 p.m. at TOPS-Seward School, 2500 Franklin Ave. E. Experts will talk about the benefits of trees and how various current public policies are threatening trees in parks, along streets and other public rights of way, and on private lands. Speakers include from the Seattle […]

Eastlake Community Council April/May Events

Eastlake egg hunt and fun run Sat., April 15 at Rogers Playfield, 2500 Eastlake Ave. Hunt begins at 11, and is followed by the fun run. Donations are welcome and needed ($5 suggested, on-line at http://eastlakeseattle.org). Thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Seattle for co-sponsoring the fun run.  Volunteers are needed to assist the Bunny in […]