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$12 million a mile: Here’s how bike-lane costs shot sky high in Seattle

He brought up the death of Sher Kung, an attorney and new mother killed by a left-turning box-truck driver at Second and University Street in 2014.

She devised simpler designs for short bike lanes last fall on Pike and Pine streets downtown, for $350,000 each. Those rely on plastic posts and planter boxes, “something we’ve borrowed from Vancouver,” Sparrman said.

    $12 million a mile: Here's how bike-lane costs shot sky high in Seattle
    At present rates, the Seattle Department of Transportation says it might be able to afford only half the 50 miles of bike lanes promised in the Move Seattle levy approved by voters in 2015. Share story Instead of a ribbon-cutting, Seattle officials called for a "soft launch" this month for a protected bike lane on Seventh Avenue.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 09

Mother Nature to treat us with gorgeous weekend for Mother’s Day

...the Seattle waterfront, where there will be free parking at four venues: Hillclimb Court Garage, 1422 Western Ave.; Western and Seneca Lot, 1101 Western Ave.; Watermark Tower Garage, 1108 Western Ave.; and Pike...

...free parking at four venues: Hillclimb Court Garage, 1422 Western Ave.; Western and Seneca Lot, 1101 Western Ave.; Watermark Tower Garage, 1108 Western Ave.; and Pike Place Market Garage, 1531 Western Ave. A...

...Court Garage, 1422 Western Ave.; Western and Seneca Lot, 1101 Western Ave.; Watermark Tower Garage, 1108 Western Ave.; and Pike Place Market Garage, 1531 Western Ave. A voucher is also available through the...

...Lot, 1101 Western Ave.; Watermark Tower Garage, 1108 Western Ave.; and Pike Place Market Garage, 1531 Western Ave. A voucher is also available through the Downtown Seattle Association that will be honored at...

    Mother Nature to treat us with gorgeous weekend for Mother's Day
    The weather forecast is looking good for Mother's Day, with a high predicted of 81 degrees. On Saturday, it's expected to be sunny with a high of 75. Share story If your mom loves warm spring weather, then this could be a tailor-made Mother's Day for her.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 09

May 09

Colman Dock construction ramping up for the summer

But for the drivers, later in the summer is when you'll see changes, too. Right now, drivers enter in from the entrance off Madison and Alaskan Way.

    Colman Dock construction ramping up for the summer
    SEATTLE -- If you plan to take the ferry from Seattle to either Bremerton or Bainbridge Island, be prepared for more construction at Colman Dock. The changes are expected to ramp up in a couple of weeks and into the summer. According to officials, the construction will affect both passengers who walk onto the ferry as well as drivers.
    http://q13fox.com

May 08

Seattle ferry dock access getting tougher during summer construction

...among westbound travelers. WSF plans to move the vehicle access lanes six blocks south, to South Jackson Street and Alaskan Way. Pickups and drop-offs, however, will continue at the Madison and Alaskan Way entrance...

...South Jackson Street and Alaskan Way. Pickups and drop-offs, however, will continue at the Madison and Alaskan Way entrance...

    Seattle ferry dock access getting tougher during summer construction
    Published 9:17 am, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Colman Dock has already seen some changes as major construction to replace the Seattle ferry dock has gotten underway. But things are about to change again as summer construction goes full steam ahead, according to an announcement from the Washington State Ferries.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

May 08

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May 07

Fourteen Arrested Following Demonstration at 2nd and University

Police communicated with demonstrators over the next 90 minutes before issuing a dispersal order and informing everyone in the crowd at 2nd and University that they could be arrested if they did not leave the area.

    Fourteen Arrested Following Demonstration at 2nd and University
    Seattle police were called to 2nd Avenue and University Street Monday morning after several groups of demonstrators converged at the intersection around 10:15 AM and erected four large tent-like structures, blocking traffic. Police communicated with demonstrators over the next 90 minutes before issuing a dispersal order and informing everyone in the crowd at 2nd and University that they could be arrested if they did not leave the area.
    http://spdblotter.seattle.gov

May 07

Multiple arrests as anti-pipeline protesters shut down Seattle's 2nd Avenue

After the arrests, the street remained blocked by four large structures resembling teepees outside the Chase bank branch on Second Avenue near Union Street, disrupting Monday morning traffic through the area. Four protesters sat atop the teepees and refused officers' orders to come down.

    Multiple arrests as anti-pipeline protesters shut down Seattle's 2nd Avenue
    Police arrested several protesters who blocked all lanes of Second Avenue in downtown Seattle on Monday morning and ignored officers' orders to disperse. The protesters blocked the busy street to show their opposition to JPMorgan Chase's financial support of a tar sands oil extraction project and pipeline.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

May 07

Protest shuts down Second Ave. in Seattle

Traffic Alert: Protest blocking all lanes of Second Avenue and Union St. in Seattle »

    Protest shuts down Second Ave. in Seattle
    A protest is blocking all lanes of Second Avenue at Union Street in Seattle.
    http://mynorthwest.com

May 07

KING 5 was live.

A protest against Chase Bank is blocking 2nd Avenue at Union Street in Downtown Seattle. At least 10 people have been arrested. More information >> kng5.tv/ChaseProtest

    KING 5
    A protest against Chase Bank is blocking 2nd Avenue at Union Street in Downtown Seattle. More information >> kng5.tv/ChaseProtest
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May 07

KING 5 is live now.

A protest against Chase Bank is blocking 2nd Avenue at Union Street in Downtown Seattle. More information >> kng5.tv/ChaseProtest

    KING 5
    A protest against Chase Bank is blocking 2nd Avenue at Union Street in Downtown Seattle. More information >> kng5.tv/ChaseProtest
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May 07

A protest against Chase Bank has shut down 2n...

A protest against Chase Bank has shut down 2nd Avenue at Union Street in downtown Seattle. This is one of the stories we’re following for KIRO 7 News at 5:00 p.m. Watch on-air or >> kiro.tv/LiveNews

    PHOTOS: Protest shuts down 2nd avenue in Seattle
    PHOTOS: Protest shuts down 2nd avenue in Seattle
    https://www.kiro7.com

May 07

KIRO 7 News is live now.

LIVE: A protest against Chase Bank has shut down 2nd Avenue at Union Street in downtown Seattle. Watch with us and share your thoughts below. This is one of the stories we’re following for KIRO 7 News at 5:00 p.m. Watch on-air or >> kiro.tv/LiveNews

    KIRO 7 News
    LIVE: A protest against Chase Bank has shut down 2nd Avenue at Union Street in downtown Seattle. Watch with us and share your thoughts below. This is one of the stories we're following for KIRO 7...
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May 07

KIRO 7 News was live.

LIVE: A protest against Chase Bank has shut down 2nd Avenue at Union Street in downtown Seattle. Watch with us and share your thoughts below. KIRO 7's Graham Johnson is following today's protest as it develops for a live report at 5 p.m. Watch with us on-air or here. or >> kiro.tv/LiveNews

    KIRO 7 News
    LIVE: A protest against Chase Bank has shut down 2nd Avenue at Union Street in downtown Seattle. Watch with us and share your thoughts below. This is one of the stories we're following for KIRO 7...
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May 02

Public Risks Being Left Behind as Downtown Seattle Land Runs Out

A 0.5-acre Seattle City Light substation at Western and Union could be relocated fully underground with public uses above

The federal post office at 3rd and Union sits on about 0.7 acres. Though not historically landmarked, it is a sturdy 1959 concrete building and the airspace above it might be utilized like how the old Federal Reserve building is being expanded.

A full-block, 0.8-acre parking lot on the waterfront at Western and Spring;

0.2-acre parking area and a narrow 0.2 vacant lot on the waterfront at Alaskan and Yesler;

The Swiftsure Garage sits on 0.5 acres at 2nd and Union and opened in 1969. It is nine floors with 509 parking spaces.

A block away the West Edge Garage is on 0.3 acres at 2nd and Pike. It opened in 1963. It is seven floors with 335 parking spaces.

The Olympic Garage is on a 0.6-acre site at 5th and Spring and opened in 1964. It is nine floors with 640 parking spaces and a small...

The Washington Garage at 3rd and University. It sits on a 0.3-acre site, opened in 1966, and has seven stories with 316 parking spaces. The Swiftsure Garage at 2nd and Union. (Photo by author) The Olympic Garage owned by the University of Washington at 5th and Seneca. (Photo by author)

At 2nd and Seneca the five-story Security Pacific office building is on a 0.3-acre site. A one-story retail building in Belltown that currently has no redevelopment plans. (Photo by author) A two-story commercial building in Chinatown-International District. (Photo by author)

The four-story Chromer Building and an parking lot at 2nd and Pine will be redeveloped with a 15-story office tower;

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0.5-acre parking lot at 7th and Stewart;

0.5-acre surface lot at Western and Bell;

0.3-acre parking lot at 1st and Blanchard;

0.3-acre parking lot on 3rd near Blanchard; and

...a 48-story apartment tower at 3rd and Virginia, a 54-story residential building at 5th and Stewart, and a 55-story apartment and hotel tower at 8th and Pine. The pattern is...

...residential building at 5th and Stewart, and a 55-story apartment and hotel tower at 8th and Pine. The pattern is focused on upper Belltown and Denny Triangle but it is likely to...

The Elliot Parking Garage on Western and Vine opened in 1979 on 0.7 acres with five floors and 593 spaces.

At 2nd and Clay is a one-story retail store on a 0.3-acre site;

At 6th and Jackson the two-story Washington Federal building sits on a 0.3 acre-site; and

    Public Risks Being Left Behind as Downtown Seattle Land Runs Out " The Urbanist
    "Buy land, they're not making it anymore." - Mark Twain As Seattle's development boom continues without any sign of stopping, the city is rapidly approaching a point where Downtown is completely built out and there is no land left to build on. In many ways this is a desirable situation.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

May 02

May 01

Rare corner condo on Union has location, location, location

Want to live walkable to downtown and the Seattle Waterfront? In this corner one bed, one and 1/2 bath unit at 98 Union, you can, for the price of $698,000.

    Rare corner condo on Union has location, location, location
    Updated 1:15 pm, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Want to live walkable to downtown and the Seattle Waterfront? In this corner one bed, one and 1/2 bath unit at 98 Union, you can, for the price of $698,000. The condo Unit 309 occupies a sweet spot in downtown's 98 Union Street tower.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

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