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Offer to buy the Showbox could keep it a venue long-term

STG, which operates historic Seattle venues like the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune theaters, has joined up with Historic Seattle to submit an offer to purchase the Showbox.

Giant Rainier Square project gets a slight adjustment

A hotel slated for the block isn’t happening—so amid-rise building connecting an old and new skyscraper will look just a little different.

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Adaptive reuse of former funeral home breaks ground in Fremont

Bleitz Funeral Home is getting a new life as new office space springs up around it

The Showbox gets its landmark designation

It’s officially nominated as a landmark—and still in a temporary historic district.

Judge tosses Showbox-preserving temporary zoning

Removing the City Council-implemented liferaft puts the venue’s future in question—but it’s still being considered for landmark status

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Can the Showbox be saved?

Through zoning and landmarking, local groups are trying to save a long-standing music venue—but ownership is fighting back.

Plymouth plans to build 800 permanent homes for people experiencing homelessness

The organization has long operated under a "Housing First" model.

Two Showbox preservation efforts move forward

It’s officially nominated as a landmark—and still in a temporary historic district.

Africatown starts community design process for Midtown Center project

The affordable, mixed-use development is looping in its neighbors from the jump

Seattle Office of Housing works toward a community preference policy

The years-long effort to fight displacement is being put on paper

El Corazon and the Funhouse will be in current building for ‘the next few years,’ owner says

The plan is to give the venue operators input on their new home

The Showbox will be considered for landmark status this June

After a highly publicized preservation effort, a hearing date has been set.

Seattle construction crane collapse: What we know

What happened, and what comes next?

Seattle Center Arena will take longer—and cost more

Meanwhile, the interior of the old Key Arena has been stripped, ready to be demolished, save for the roof.

The State Hotel is open in historic Eitel Building

The opening follows a dramatic restoration

Amazon’s Troy Block complex sold in record-breaking $740M deal

The brand-new buildings incorporate two historic structures: the Troy Laundry Building and the Boren Investment Building.

In the Central District, the Liberty Bank Building celebrates black heritage—and a resilient future

The community-led development provides 115 units of affordable housing in a neighborhood fraught with displacement.

The latest SLU apartment amenity is a communal treehouse

Maybe more like a pillar-house

Amazon abandons plans for Rainier Tower office space

The long-rumored decision follows questions about Amazon’s future in Seattle

Seattle mayor endorses community preference policies with executive order

The order strengthens a years-long effort to fight displacement

Sound Hotel Seattle opens in Belltown

The ten-story hotel is part of a boutique line by Hilton

Historic Eitel Building will open as State Hotel in March

The dramatic restoration is nearing completion

Plans take shape for 21-story Skyline retirement tower in First Hill

Olympic Tower will house an additional 72 luxury units

Peek at the South Lake Union tower planned for the Cornish campus

The building includes a gallery and stage for the art school

Historic Tacoma Elks Lodge will reopen as a McMenamins complex in April

Peek inside the restoration process for the hotel, music venue, and collection of bars and restaurants

Expedia shares details for new Seattle campus

The waterfront digs are surrounded by Myrtle Edwards and Centennial Park

Office and retail space planned for Bleitz Funeral Home site

Developer Pastakia + Associates plans to repurpose the historic building as part of the four-story project

Housing affordability rezones (mostly) clear appeal

Some groups are going to bat for 6% of single-family zones.

Bergman Luggage building up for city landmark status

The neon-wrapped corner building was originally an auto showroom

Kiara apartment tower opens in South Lake Union

Featuring a whole lot of dog amenity space

The Whole Foods on First Hill opens October 30

The branch of the grocery chain has been in the works for years

Durkan shows both support and reservations in signing Showbox legislation

The mayor didn’t stand in the way of recent City Council legislation, but expressed concerns

Appeal of housing affordability rezones drags on

Some groups are going to bat for 6% of single-family zones.

King County orders modular units for shelters and housing

Modular structures will be used in three projects: with at least one in Seattle and one in Shoreline

Performing arts and affordable housing come together in planned Rainier Valley project

Affordable housing provider Capitol Hill Housing and music education nonprofit JazzED

Bill to loop Showbox into Pike Place Market district approved by City Council

This loops the building in with the Market for 10 months, giving the city longer to think about a solution.

Effort to loop the Showbox into the Pike Place Market historic district continues

Complete with a Katy Perry stamp of approval

Three more Seattle apartment projects go condo

That’s five pivots in the past two months