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Old 7-11 site to become 4-story building with 66 efficiency units

Posted on July 21st, 2016 by Laura Fonda

A little over a year ago, the 7-11 at the corner of Valley St and 5th Ave N closed. At the time, another convenience store owner was looking into buying the site, but those plans didn’t pan out. In the meantime, the site has become an eyesore, with windows boarded over, acting as graffiti magnet. Read the full article…


Reality TV show crew & contestants on Queen Anne this week

Posted on July 20th, 2016 by Laura Fonda

Last night, a reader reached out with news of a film production crew that had set up shop at Mt Pleasant Cemetery. She asked what they were filming and they described a reality TV show that sounds a lot like “Walk the Line” – a new reality show where two teams of contestants have to Read the full article…


City seeking input on Uptown rezoning options with public meeting on August 4th

Posted on July 19th, 2016 by Laura Fonda

The City of Seattle is seeking input from residents on three potential rezone options for Uptown, ranging from doing nothing to allowing mid-rise (5-7 story) buildings to allowing buildings up to 16 stories in some parts of Uptown. As we’ve reported in the past, the Uptown Urban Design Framework (UDF) is the central document that Read the full article…


Get trees for free via Trees for Neighborhoods program

Posted on July 18th, 2016 by Laura Fonda

If you have a bare spot in your yard or a planting strip that begs for something other than grass, take note – the City of Seattle’s Trees for Neighborhoods program is now open. And, unlike in years past, it’s no longer first-come, first-served. Instead, there’s a lottery selection process. The program helps increase the Read the full article…


Early Design Guidance meeting for 8-story W Roy St building slated for August 3rd

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by Laura Fonda

An Early Design Guidance meeting has been scheduled for the planned 8-story development at the corner of W Roy St and Queen Anne Ave N. The building height is part of the anticipated rezone of Uptown, which raises height limits from 40′ to 85′ in this section of Lower Queen Anne/Uptown. The proposed 8-story building will house 101 Read the full article…


Seattle Animal Shelter Critter Adoption Event is Saturday

Posted on July 15th, 2016 by Laura Fonda

This week, in lieu of a pet of the week, we’re bringing you a whole slew of pets – critters to be exact. SAS has a ton of critters right now (12 bunnies, 3 birds, 4 reptiles and 24 other small mammals including chinchillas and guinea pigs.. but who’s counting!). The Life’s A Beach critter adoption Read the full article…


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