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Art and Motion: The Transformative SODO Track Mural Project

By: Abigail Leong There is something magical about the moment the Light Rail comes around the corner onto 5th Avenue. Faces that were buried in papers and glued to screens simultaneously detach from their objects of attention and drift upward like flowers to the light as the large train windows are suddenly filled with color. While the murals slip past, the sleep-tinged eyes of the commuters catch on a leaping fox, a yellow tent, the fluorescent

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Business owners fighting with Seattle over parking access in SoDo

Business owners fighting with Seattle over parking access in SoDo The traffic in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood puts a squeeze on business owners trying to keep people from blocking access to their buildings. Author: Greg Copeland Published: 11:33 PM PDT March 12, 2018 Updated: 5:59 AM PDT March 13, 2018 For as long as Jodi Opitz can remember there have been signs on her building warning drivers they’d be towed if they parked in front of

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SODO Voices: City needs to work with Sodo businesses to update parking rules

Opinion: City needs to work with Sodo businesses to update parking rules By Darby DuComb Mar 9, 2018, 2:00am PST Sodo’s local business owners are suffering needlessly. City rules are causing conflicts between parking and loading zones, and the city regularly hands out parking tickets to businesses that are using their loading docks. In Sodo, building access is particularly complex. Many companies are small, locally owned manufacturers and suppliers that form the backbone of Seattle’s

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Starbucks Reserve® SODO BIA Event

Starbucks Reserve® SODO & the SODO BIA welcome you to their first Reserve store, a unique marketplace offering our rarest small lot coffees and artisanal Italian food from Princi.   We invite you to tour the exquisitely designed spaces and enjoy aperitivo – an inspired menu of wine, beer, spirits and small bites. Please join us, the SODO Business Improvement Area and your SODO neighbors for an open house on Thursday, March

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March Events in SODO

March 1: Domaine Pouiilon at Esquin Wine March 2: Season Opener at The Shop March 2: Destination Delridge at Metropolist March 3: Noble Oak Bourbon and Mullan Road cellars at Esquin Wine March 6: SODO BIA Cannabis Education Event at Vela Cannabis March 7: Orin Swift Winemaker Dave Phinney at Esquin Wine March 9 – April 1: Hamlet at The Slate Theater March 10: Wine & Warriors at Elsom Cellars March 10: Greg Harrington of Gramercy Cellars and Roger Gamche

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Community Outreach – Police Chief Search

Seattle’s Next Police Chief   Few issues are more important than public safety and keeping families in our City safe. The next police chief must be committed to continuing to build an accountable, diverse police department focused on meaningful and lasting reforms and building trust in the community they serve. Our efforts will be developed and implemented with input and leadership from Seattle neighborhoods and communities. The Search Process   Mayor Durkan launched a national

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We need to tackle our top public safety concern: URM buildings

February 22, 2018 We need to tackle our top public safety concern: URM buildings One solution uses private financing to retrofit old unreinforced brick and masonry buildings. By PETER A. NITZE Nitze-Stagen & Co. As Seattle matures, it faces a growing list of social and structural challenges, ranging from a shortage of affordable housing to an overburdened transportation infrastructure to a large and increasing homeless population. To its credit, the city has acknowledged these challenges,

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