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Articles by BelltownJane

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Allied Arts of Seattle: Did You Know?

Allied Arts of Seattle is one of the city’s most influential advocates for urban design and the arts. It grew out of the Beer & Culture Society, a small circle of academics, architects, and artists…

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Belltown’s Strategic Vision

Revisiting the City’s 1994 Urban Village Strategy –  Is It Relevant for Today’s Belltown? The City has 38 neighborhoods with diverse issues.  The City’s Comprehensive Plan was developed in the 1990s covering the years 1994…

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Belltown ArtWalk Returns!

Friday, June 14, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm Kickoff at Belltown Community Center   Go to for more information.

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FROM THE MAYOR: Center City Streetcar Plans

Mayor Mike McGinn announced that a streetcar has been selected as the preferred mode for a Center City Connector, and that two potential alignments have been selected for further study: 1st Avenue and a 4th/5th…

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Waterfront – DPD’s Summary of Recommendations

The City Council will be considering changes to the downtown properties adjacent to the waterfront. DPD’s summary of recommendations see link below:  Adjust floor area requirements to promote housing and hotel uses. Reclassify streets to apply higher…

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Bell’s Town

Hit the Bricks and Explore the Legacy This is next in a series covering Belltown’s buildings and its history. City Hostel Seattle, formerly the William Tell Hotel/ Lorraine Hotel, J. Lister Holmes, 1925, renovated by…