Amazon leases 21-story office tower in Seattle as rapid growth continues

Amazon just opened the second building of its new Seattle headquarters last week, but that hasn’t stopped the online retail giant from gobbling up office space all over the region.

Amazon has inked a lease at Midtown21, a 21-story office tower just a few blocks away from its new campus in the Denny Triangle neighborhood, that […]

Amazon Signs Lease to Fully Occupy Vulcan’s 428 Westlake Building in South Lake Union

SEATTLE – October 26, 2016  Vulcan Real Estate and partner McKinstry have leased 81,000 square feet of office space to Amazon at 428 Westlake Avenue North in South Lake Union.

Amazon will occupy all five floors of office space in the six-story building. The 5,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space will continue to be occupied […]

South Lake Union affordable housing building Anchor Flats breaks ground

Seattle needs affordable housing. If there’s one neighborhood you might not expect to find any, it’s the tech hub of South Lake Union. However, ground was broken on a new low-income housing building on Dexter Avenue that challenges that notion.

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Rover.com & Local Artist Portray South Lake Union Dog Owners

No neighborhood says Seattle 2.0 like SLU. Once little-known and overlooked, it’s now home to Amazon—and all the growth that comes with it. The beating heart of Seattle’s tech culture has everything an urban dog dweller could want, except maybe fast WiFi (weird, but true!) SLU dogs aren’t complaining; they’ve got the latest gear […]

Eastlake Community Council June Newsletter

Upcoming events include June 14 meeting with Police Department asking for Eastlake’s law enforcement priorities; and June 15-16 SDOT open houses on the changes to Eastlake Avenue for transit, bikes, and parking […]

More than half of South Lake Union tech workers live outside of Seattle

Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood has become a microcosm of the changes and challenges the city faces. Many see it as the symbol of the housing affordability crisis, as Amazon draws large numbers of highly-paid tech workers to its dense urban campus.

But new stats from Seattle real estate database, Zillow, tell a more […]

Google to move to new 4-building complex in South Lake Union

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Inc. investment company will develop four six-story office buildings for Google in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, a short distance from Amazon’s headquarters, the companies just announced.

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Before-and-after photos of Amazon’s South Lake Union turf

South Lake Union’s transformation — largely fueled by the growth of its highest-profile employer, Amazon — has had a ripple effect that’s reshaped the surrounding city, for better or worse.

Landmark South Lake Union car dealership restored

SEATTLE — In the middle of all the changes in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, there was a meticulous process to resurrect a historic Seattle car dealership.

“It’s the Taj Mahal of all the car dealerships in the Seattle area,” said David O’Brien.

Not only did O’Brien work 20 years at Pacific Lincoln Mercury […]

Construction date set for UW Medicine’s latest lab in South Lake Union

The University of Washington’s medical research campus in Seattle’s South Lake Union area is growing again, this time with a project called UW Medicine 3.2.

Construction of the eight-story lab at 500 Dexter Ave. N., will start in June and be done in two years, according to Lori Mason Curran, an executive […]