Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the Oak View Group (OVG) have a formal agreement to build a $600 million privately financed arena at Seattle Center, with tens of millions more in transportation mitigation.
The deal calls for construction to begin next year and be complete by 2020.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), as it is commonly known, was formally submitted to the Seattle City Council on Tuesday morning in the Select Committee for Civic Arenas.
‘It’s never too late to say we’re sorry’: Seattle leaders respond to Amazon plans to establish second HQ outside its hometown | Geekwire
Amazon announced plans early Thursday morning to open a second headquarters “fully equal” to its Seattle home, calling on local governments across North America to submit proposals. The news immediately ignited speculation that the e-commerce giant is outgrowing its hometown and introduced questions about whether Amazon’s complex relationship with Seattle is to blame.
Tacoma’s courtship to lock in a deal with McMenamins has ended with both parties agreeing it was in the city’s interest to seek other developers for the historic structure’s renaissance.
Our councilmember should not only have her (economics) degree revoked, because she doesn’t understand basic economics, but she doesn’t even understand what she’s voted on, which is to impose fees on downtown, South Lake Union, and the U-District – exactly what she’s talking about.”
[Ed.: This is when freedom-loving people need to rise up and destroy the machine.]
World’s first light rail on a floating bridge: For I-90, Sound Transit had to invent ‘a brilliant solution’ | The Seattle Times
[Ed.: We say that the Sound Transit Board should be the test passengers across this thing on its maiden voyage and let’s make that during a November wind storm. The margins for being wrong are miniscule and the consequences are death and destruction.]