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Seattle's Pothole Rangers are now attacking the 10' x 10' pothole at E. Louisa.
After 10 years on Capitol Hill, Jeremy Steward of JSteward Bodywork will be moving his massage practice to the Areis Building in Eastlake. As larger condo development projects blossom on Capitol Hill and other neighborhoods, small affordable office space becomes harder and harder to find. The Areis Building is a gem for small business owners and sole proprietors such as Jeremy. Massage practitioners, acupuncturists and mental health counselors make up a large part of the businesses within the Areis Building, bringing their clients and increasing commerce to Eastlake Avenue. There are few other office buildings in the city, let alone Eastlake, that cater specifically to small businesses. By providing professional & affordable small office space, The Areis Building is supporting a varied and rich ecosystem of businesses in Seattle, allowing all levels of entrepreneurship to thrive. Visit one of the many businesses within The Areis Building, and make a contribution to your own...
The University Bridge was closed for several hours Monday evening after a two-car crash that caused life-threatening injuries for one driver.
According to the SPD Blotter, a Volkswagen Passat was traveling south on the bridge at 6:45 p.m. when it was hit mid-span by a Toyota MR2 that was traveling north. The Toyota crossed the center line and collided with the Passat.
Both drivers were treated at the scene by Seattle Police and Seattle Fire Department personnel. The Toyota driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center with significant life-threatening injuries. The Passat driver was also taken to Harborview for treatment.
Blood was obtained from the Toyota driver at the hospital as police investigate if the driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol.
The bridge was closed for several hours as the accident scene was investigated. It was reopened late Monday evening.
The Christina Choi Little Library is now installed on the south side of Louisa street just East of Lake Union Mail. Christina was Eastlake-raised, Eastlake-schooled, an Eastlake restaurant owner (Nettletown), neighbor and friend. Those responsible for building, painting and installing remain unidentified. Thank them with your use of her library.
The Districts Now map now shows Eastlake unified in a district we share with Wallingford. Petition signature gathering begins in two weeks.
On Wednesday January 9th, the steering committee for the Districts Now campaign voted to unsplit Eastlake. In its original October 2012 launch announcement, Eastlake was split down its middle between the Roosevelt and Capitol Hill districts at Lynn Street. Thanks to the strong and positive campaigning of many Eastlakians, Districts Now agreed with our reasoning and shifted the boundary to unify Eastlake within the Roosevelt district.
The Districts Now campaign, the proposal for electing Seattle City Council by 7 district seats and two at-large seats, will enter the signature gathering phase in a few weeks to qualify for the November 2013 ballot.
Districts Now is on Facebook, for all who would care to "LIKE" the campaign.
The talk on "Trees in Eastlake and Seattle" set for Tuesday, Oct. 16, at TOPS@Seward School library will start a little later than previously announced.
The talk, sponsored by the Eastlake Community Council, will begin at 7:45 p.m. Before that, you're invited to join your neighbors at 6 p.m. in the TOPS library to watch the second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP candidate Mitt Romney.
After the debate, Arthur Lee Jacobson, author of "Trees of Seattle" will speak and show photos of Eastlake trees. Bring a mystery tree leaf to get it identified and find out how to help inventory Eastlake trees.
See previous post in April 2012.
East Howe Street Park / Stairs and Pedestrian connection
We made significant progress on the establishment of this Park / Pedestrian connection when the Department of Planning made it a requirement of the developer at 1818 Fairview Avenue East to construct improvements including sidewalk, street trees, utilities as the standard required under state law.
The Wallingford Steps, are very similar in design to what we are striving for in the new East Howe Street Park / Pedestrian Walkway / connection between Eastlake Avenue East and Fairview Avenue East.
The starting point for the vision will somewhat depend on what the developer is proposing. If they looked at (or are willing to provide) a larger vision beyond their legally required development standards that will be a good thing.
Where ever the developer’s vision ends, then that is one place we should start for developing the neighborhood vision. If the developer is only planning a city standard sidewalk and stair, that...
and put in the MUP # 3013612
This proposed MUP # 3013612 at 1949 Fairview Avenue E sports a White Board which cannot be seen from the street due to the fact it is behind a large parking lot which separates the White Board from Fairview Avenue E ROW. Parked cars in the parking lot obliterate the view of this board. You can see in this picture a car which is doing just that.
It appears that the due date for comments is October 19. I have asked DPD extend the comment period 30 days. It might help if others in the neighborhood did the same at:
Ask to be a party of record.
It appears from the DPD web site that this the new development is going to be a boat launching facility and a new pier built for Mr. Brian Tracey’s Duck Tours. His tour people, employees, their cars and his fleet of amphibious boats will be parading in and out of our neighborhood. This will be very interesting when the fleet attempts to use Fairview Avenue E....
Big changes are coming to our waterfront – the world’s largest-diameter bored tunnel; a new seawall that protects our city and improves habitat; and 26 blocks of new parks, paths and public space. Join the SR 99 Tunnel Project, the Elliott Bay Seawall Project and Waterfront Seattle at a full-day event at Seattle Center to discover how these projects are working together to transform Seattle’s downtown waterfront.
Join us on Sept. 24 at the Seattle Center Armory/Center House
This event is part of Seattle Center’s The Next 50: Celebrating the 1962 World’s Fair and its Legacy. Click here for more details.
Police reports from Eastlake this week include a home burglary on Lakeview and more:
Police reports in Eastlake in the past week include a restaurant burglary, a bike theft and more:
Police reports for Eastlake in the past week include two vehicle thefts, one attempted vehicle theft and more:
Usually, it’s not polite to stare, but in this case it’s history in the making, so it’s encouraged. Crews are preparing right now for the world’s largest-diameter tunnel-boring machine to arrive in 2013. The Washington State Department of Transportation is inviting the public to stare in amazement at the massive work zone for the State Route 99 tunnel project.
Join project leaders this week on a mile-long, round-trip walking tour along the bicycle/pedestrian path adjacent to the construction site. Watch crews dig the launch pit for the 300-foot-long tunnel-boring machine and hear explanations of the equipment being used to do the work.
Although the five-story-tall tunneling machine won’t take the stage until next year, its supporting cast – including a fleet of massive cranes, drill rigs and excavators at work to the west of CenturyLink Field – are impressive in their own right. In addition to digging the 80-foot-deep pit where the machine will begin its northward journey, crews are building a new overpass and...
Summer comes to its unofficial end this weekend with the Labor Day holiday on Monday.
Many Eastlake businesses will be open on Monday. Our list is below, as well as info on garbage collection (normal schedule) and Metro bus routes.
If I missed your business, please let me know at email@example.com and I'll add you to the list.
Have a great holiday!
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If you ride a Metro bus between Eastlake and downtown, you noticed a change starting a week ago: Buses now stay on Eastlake rather than going down Fairview after they pass the Eastlake and Fairview intersection.
The change is temporary and is related to the construction on Mercer Street in south Lake Union. Mercer is now a two-way street and Fairview is temporarily restricted to one lane northbound. This temporary reroute is expected to last for four to six months, according to Metro.
The following routes are affected by the reroute: 70, 71, 72, 73, 83 and 309. Those routes will stop on Eastlake at Aloha, Mercer, John and Howell streets.
For more information, check out the reroute map PDF attached to this post. Metro also has more details on the reroute and how to get to the temporary Eastlake bus stops on their blog.
UPDATE: This event is now sold out.
ORIGINAL POST: If you've always wondered what it's like to live on a houseboat you'll be able to find out during the annual Seattle Floating Homes Tour from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The event will feature 12 floating homes on the Eastlake side of Lake Union. Tickets are $25 and are available at Brown Paper Tickets. The event usually sells out so early purchase is recommended. Tickets include electric shuttle boat service between each end of the tour. You can also walk to each home and do the tour in any order.
The event benefits the Floating Homes Association, which is marking its 50th anniversary this year.
Among the houseboats on the tour will be one of the new homes at Wards Cove. This house features a sod roof (see photo), solar auxiliary power storage and a hollow cement float that acts as a control room and laundry area.
Participants in the tour will also be able to visit the Eastlake P-Patch and the historical display at Wards Cove, the former headquarters of an Alaska seafood business.
There will be restrooms available for tour participants. There will also be free espresso as well as food and drinks for purchase. Wear comfortable slip-on shoes, tour organizers say. There are stairs and uneven surfaces. You'll be asked to either remove your shoes or put on slippers in the homes.
It seems like a small thing, but in the context of busy urban lives the convenience of a neighborhood mailbox can be very important. An Eastlake mailbox that had been removed is back and neighbors are pleased.
The blue U.S. Postal Service mailbox at the corner of E. Lynn and Minor E. is one of the few left in the neighborhood. When it was removed earlier this summer to make way for a new curb cut, neighbor Phyllis Hatfield became concerned. She lives nearby and uses the box frequently. Other mailboxes in Eastlake, including one on the west side of Eastlake in the 2800 block, have been removed in recent years to save money.
Hatfield first called the Post Office on Broadway to ask if they knew what was up with the box. The person she talked to there said that a survey had found there wasn't enough mail coming in to the box to warrant replacing it.
A call to the city produced better results. A city staffer called Hatfield back and said the mailbox would be returned and on Monday of this week it was.
Hatfield is grateful but worries that the box will be removed if it isn't used. Her message: Bring your outgoing mail to Minor and Lynn!
"A lot of people are not going to see it," she said, noting that there is often a car parked in front of it. "If people don't use it, the post office is going to pull it out."
Check the map with this post for the exact location and get mailing!
Hard to believe the summer is almost over. Labor Day is this coming Monday so it must be true.
Will your Eastlake business be open on Monday? If so, what hours will you be open and are you planning anything special? Please post your details in the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll post the list later this week.
Have a great holiday!
Police reports in Eastlake in the past week include two stolen vehicles, an arrest for heroin possession and more:
Seattle Police reports from Eastlake in the past week include a vehicle theft, two burglaries and more:
Eastlake's Craig Etheridge, a 5-year resident in the 2600 Block of Boylston Avenue, won his 2nd Bicycle Messenger World Championship in Chicago this weekend. His first was won in Guatemala in 2010.
Craig has pedaled the streets of Seattle working for KNR Couriers since 2004.
A 40-foot paddle boat docked at Fairview Avenue E. and Fairview Avenue N. took on water Thursday (Aug. 9) night and sank.
Seattle Fire Department spokesperson Kyle Moore says firefighters were called to the dock at 11:28 p.m. Thursday after receiving reports that the boat was taking on water. Engine 22, Engine 4, ladder 4, Engine 36 and Patrol 4 went to the scene.
When firefighters arrived they found the boat partly submerged and listing 45 degrees to the port side. After 40 minutes of effort by firefighters, the boat continued to list and control of it was turned over to the Coast Guard.
Moore says the estimated dollar loss on the boat was $100,000.
The world’s largest-diameter tunnel boring machine will arrive in Seattle next year, but you don’t have to wait until then to check it out. A 10-foot-long, motorized replica of the machine is on display now at Milepost 31, an award-winning information center that highlights the people and projects that shaped Pioneer Square and provides an inside look at the SR 99 Tunnel Project.
About 35 times smaller than the real thing, the model offers an up-close look at the inner workings of the five-story machine that will dig the SR 99 tunnel. The push-button display allows visitors to control some of the model’s parts, demonstrating how the real machine will work as it bores up to 200 feet beneath downtown Seattle.
Check out the model and other cool exhibits at Milepost 31, located at 211 First Ave S., between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free.
For more information about Milepost 31, visit www.milepost31.org.
Eastlake residents came out last evening (Tuesday, Aug. 7) to enjoy three Night Out block parties, two on Franklin and one on Minor. That's the most Night Out events I've seen in the three years I've been writing for Eastlake Ave.
Neighbors gathered in the 2600 block of Franklin (between Roanoke and Edgar), the 2300 block of Franklin (between Lynn and Louisa) and in a driveway just off the street in the 2200 block of Minor. There were barbecues going at all three locations and more food than you could ever hope to eat.
Night Out Against Crime is a national program that encourages people to gather at block parties the first Tuesday in August to get to know their neighbors and build unity. The hope is that knowing your neighbors that will translate into crime prevention.
At the party in the 2600 block of Franklin, several people who were walking by decided to stay, chat and eat. Barbara Sherman, who used to live in the area but now owns an Eastern Washington winery, said she somehow always manages to be at this block party. Her mother lives nearby, which has a bit to do with her attendance.
In the 2300 block of Franklin, the living room had been brought out into the street, with a rug and a comfy outdoor sectional. Neighbors were talking about a disputed new apartment building being planned at 2371 Franklin E., at the end of the block. When I came back by later, Pagliacci had delivered pizza as a gesture of neighborliness.
Neighbors in the 2200 block of Minor Ave. E. said they were too late getting their request to block the street in to the police department, so they held their party in a driveway that had access to a great backyard. Again, there was a barbecue and tons of food and lots of talk about plans for the neighborhood.
As the sun finally set, neighbors at all three parties reluctantly began to clean up and pack away their picnic gear. The purpose of the evening -- making connections -- seemed to have been successful.