Rezoning Plan Released For SLU

Monday evening, Seattle officials released their plans for rezoning in the South lake Union area, with the anticipation for the influx of residents and workers coming to the area. The plan estimated 12,000 people moving to the neighborhood with over 22,000 jobs over the next ten years provided by amazon and other local companies.

The proposal includes an array of requirements listed below but not limited to:

  • Increasing the current building height restrictions
  • Preserving the current Cascade Neighborhood (one of the oldest in Seattle) and creating a new residential community along 8th Ave North of Denny Park
  • Establishing new development standards to ensure new towers are spaced to preserve public views through the neighborhood
  • Strengthening incentives to preserve landmark properties and existing open spaces
  • Creating a new incentive to build a new public school to serve the city center

For an extensive overview of the South lake Union rezoning proposal, and incite from Mayor Mike McGinn visit

SDOT Offers Free Parking Sunday for Mother’s Day

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the City of Seattle are in collaboration with a handful of waterfront restaurants and parking operators to give a salute to their mothers and offer free parking for up to 4 hours this Sunday, from 9am-7pm. The promotion is one of several steps WSDOT and the Seattle Department of transportation are taking to make up for lost off-street parking closures due to the State Route 99 tunnel construction and other work along the waterfront. This Sunday, the waterfront area will be open for business during construction, and visitors taking their Mother’s out can take advantage of more than 1,100 free parking spaces. Parking is available at 5 participating parking facilities, waterfront restaurants are validating parking for many of their lots by showing a receipt. Participating businesses include Alaskan Sourdough Bakery,  The Crab Pot, Elliott’s Oyster House, Ivar’s Pier 54 Fish Bar, and Seattle Aquarium among others. If you’d like to plan ahead, you can find more information about the parking promotion here.