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Amazon Makes Major Downtown Seattle Real Estate Purchase

Amazon has quietly made one of the most significant purchases in downtown in years. They have bought 3 blocks of the Clise Properties real estate holdings and plan to put a 1 million sq ft office tower on each. This will have a huge impact on jobs and growth in the downtown Seattle business area. …

Good to Go! Electronic Tolling on the 520 Bridge to Start in December

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), electronic tolling on the 520 bridge is scheduled to start in December, although the exact date has not been set or released. So, if you haven’t already done so, it’s probably time to purchase a pass and be ready. Once tolling starts, when you travel across …

Are Boeing Executives coming back from Chicago?

The Business Journal reports that Boeing has signed a lease for the 41st and 42nd Penthouse Floors of the Russell Building in downtown Seattle (previously the WaMu building). This is great news for the region! It means the Boeing corporate executives see value at being here, near their roots, and at the center of the …

Roosevelt Tells City Council what they think of Rezoning

The Legislative Rezoning Neighborhood meeting took place on this Monday evening Sept 19, 2011. And like most neighborhood events in this activist-oriented area, it was lively. In front of a packed theatre at the recently renovated Roosevelt High School, Seattle City Council members listened to hours of citizen comments and feelings about the issue. The …