We wanted to update you on the latest move involving the pedestrian overpass that will link lower Queen Anne to the waterfront. The City Council voted 9-0 to remove restrictions on spending for the project. That means SDOT can move forward with its plan to start construction early next year. The bridge would start at Thomas Street and go all the way across to Myrtle Edwards Park.
Meanwhile, the Council also voted 9-0 to approve a property tax exemption for the new Avalon Queen Anne apartments at the old Mountaineers Club site at 3rd and Harrison. In return, the developer is offering “affordable” rates for some of the units which we detailed here last week.