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Uptown Rezone recommendation announced by Mayor

Posted on July 15th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

This week, Mayor Ed Murray announced the Uptown Rezone recommendation. The plan allows building heights to increase across Uptown, with some buildings allowed to go up to 160 feet. The plan also calls for 600 new affordable housing units near Seattle Center as part of the Mandatory Housing Affordability program –  it requires developers to include rent-restricted Read the full article…

Spend Saturday in the neighborhood at Queen Anne Day

Posted on July 13th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

The annual Queen Anne Day festival is just two days away, this Saturday, July 15th. This year, Queen Anne Day is one jam-packed day of fun, local shopping, and a run around the Crown of Queen Anne. Start your day with the Queen Anne Helpline Fun Run. Haven’t registered yet? Don’t worry, you can do Read the full article…

It’s Market Day: Queen Anne Farmers Market Special Events & Vendors for July 13th

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

It’s Thursday, and that means another market day along W Crockett. The Queen Anne Farmers Market is open from 3pm to 7pm to fill your market needs. Here’s the QAFM info you need to know to plan your late Thursday afternoon and/or evening: 3pm-7:30pm: Community Tent Come see Queen Anne Helpline at the Community Tent to pick up your Read the full article…

Lakeside School opening The Downtown School on Lower Queen Anne

Posted on July 12th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

There’s been much discussion about the need for additional schools in the area, especially high schools. Lakeside School, the high school that Bill Gates and Paul Allen attended, is opening a “Lakeside affiliated micro-school” near Seattle Center. The private school, named The Downtown School, will open at 204 Warren Ave N, a 1927 brick building owned by Read the full article…

Chocolopolis moving to Interbay after Queen Anne lease is up

Posted on July 10th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

Back in April, Chocolopolis owner Lauren Adler announced that the shop would be leaving its Queen Anne location at the end of its lease. The lease is up on July 31st and Adler has announced the new location for Chocolopolis: Interbay. So, not too far away! The new location is at the Interbay Work Lofts Read the full article…

Queen Anne yoga studio openings & closings

Posted on July 9th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

Thanks to a tip from a reader, there’s some news in the Queen Anne yoga studio world. One studio is closing, another is changing management and names, and some are sticking around: Closing: Home Yoga (523 1st Ave W) will be closing at the end of July. Opening: Yoga Life/Om Culture (8 Boston St) is currently closed for renovations Read the full article…

Locks Centennial Boat Parade is Sunday

Posted on July 8th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

The Ballard (aka Hiram M. Chittenden) Locks turned 100 years old on July 4th. To celebrate a century of making our waterways more accessible to boat traffic, what better than a boat parade? Tomorrow, Sunday, July 9th, find a spot along the Ship Canal to watch the parade of boats. The parade starts at 10am Read the full article…

Early view of Safeway expansion shows parking below the new 50,000 sq ft store

Posted on July 8th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

Following up on our post on the planned Upper Queen Anne Safeway redevelopment, we have a view of the current site plan from the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections. As previously reported, the plan has the current store footprint doubling from 25,000 square feet to 50,000 square feet. It also includes 4 stories of Read the full article…

SPD & Seattle University to host Crime & Safety Focus Group this Monday

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

If you’re interested in providing feedback and opinions on crime and safety on Queen Anne with researchers from Seattle University, head to the Queen Anne Library on Monday, July 10th at 5pm for a focus group discussion. Seattle University is partnering with the Seattle Police Department for the focus group research. The researchers will host Read the full article…

SAS Pet of the Week: Marilyn Monroe

Posted on July 7th, 2017 by Laura Fonda

Give this girl the right home and she can conquer the world! Marilyn Monroe is a sweet and good-natured rabbit looking for a forever home. She is named for the beauty mark on her face. Marilyn is less than a year old. She is gentle and loves to cuddle. Marilyn has lots of energy and Read the full article…

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