Friday, April 18, 2014 9:03 AM
Updates on land use application and decisions around Queen Anne and Magnolia.
  • Updates on land use application and decisions around Queen Anne and Magnolia. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will open two major streets in the Mercer Corridor to two-way traffic this spring: Mercer Street between First and Ninth avenues North, and Roy Street between Queen Anne and Fifth avenues North. 
  • The Seattle Department of Transportation will close the eastbound curb lane of Denny Way between First and Third avenues on Saturday, April 19.  
  • QA businesses face prospect of $15 minimum wage
    The $15 minimum-wage movement has gained traction in Seattle as the cornerstone of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s campaign and Mayor Ed Murray’s promise to raise city-government minimum wage. 
  • HEALTHY TODAY | With spring come seasonal allergies
    Spring has arrived in Seattle! Birds are chirping, bugs are crawling, flowers are blooming, mold spores are floating…and for upwards of 40 percent of children and their families, noses are running and eyes are tearing. 
  • NOTES FROM THE GARDEN | Spring sprang
    Am I getting gaga, or is this one of the most beautiful spring seasons we have had recently? The soft green haze, interrupted by bursts of white and pink from our cherry and magnolia trees, seems to fill the air with hope. 
  • Live music, games and a scavenger hunt will greet the public at a celebration on April 26 to mark the completion of the first part of a major park improvement project in Lower Kinnear Park in Queen Anne. 
  • Find out what the Queen Anne Chamber and Queen Anne Helpline are up to this month. 
  • A list of the major crimes called into police in Queen Anne and Magnolia from the past week. 
  • The latest land use notices for Queen Anne and Magnolia. 
  • Seattle City Councilmember Sally J. Clark and her colleagues will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 12, at the Northgate Community Center to take public comments relating to raising the minimum wage in Seattle. 
  • SDOT has rescheduled the previously announced weekend closures of eastbound Mercer Street and Ninth Avenue North for this weekend beginning Friday, April 11, at 11 p.m. through Monday, April 14, at 5 a.m. 
  • Fort Lawton buildings sale to close soon
    The 26 historic homes at Fort Lawton have been up for sale for more than a year now, and it looks like the sale will close within the next two to three months. 
  • New chamber president among changes
    The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce has a new president, Heather Ussery, and big changes are on the way, including a new publicist and closing the chamber’s office. 
  • Someone's stealing mail and guns and someone else threw a rock into a home and hit a mother feeding her baby. Read more about these crimes in this week's Police Blotter. 
  • A fire in a vacant house on the 2100 block of Aurora Avenue North caused southbound traffic to back up and reroute onto Dexter Avenue North around 8:30 a.m. today. Aurora was closed for two hours; it reopened at 11 a.m. 
  • SDOT advises travelers of construction activities within the Mercer Corridor Project area this weekend. Travelers can expect significant traffic and delays and should plan ahead and use alternate routes. 
  • Land use permit applications and decisions for Queen Anne and Magnolia. 
  • More affordable units on the way
    It’s no secret that rents in Seattle are skyrocketing: The average apartment costs about $1,400 a month. Now throw an attractive neighborhood like Queen Anne into the mix and things quickly become even less affordable. 
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