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Articles by BelltownJane

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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 www.facebook.com/belltownartwalk 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…


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Bell’s Town

Hit the Bricks and Explore the Legacy This is first in a series covering Belltown’s buildings and its history. Austin A. Bell Building, Elmer Fisher, 1890, renovated 1997 by the Snell Partnership, 2324 First Avenue…


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Who is Joe Nix?

     Joe Nix is Belltown! Joe Nix grew up observing his father and grandfather work to maintain Foss tugs and Chris Craft boats.  He watched them repair the engines and keep up the outer appearance of…