Seattle remains a top town for tech talent, but there’s a catch "Seattle has nearly 290,000 tech workers, ranking in the top 10 metros for tech employment, just behind San Francisco which has more than 350,000 tech workers. The industry accounts for nearly 30% of the Seattle-area economy, and despite recent tech layoffs hitting industry giants like Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Meta, Seattle was one of the top three cities for tech job growth in 2022" (Seattle Times)
Seattle City Council Supports Lidding I-5 in New Resolution "Cost figures in the report ranged from $966 million for a public park concept to $2.3-$2.5 billion for a high density development scenario. A hybrid option including both development and public open space was projected to cost between $1.3 and $1.5 billion." (The Urbanist)
Holland Partner Group no longer pursuing apartment project in Bellevue "The spokesperson did not say why the company dropped the 358-unit proposal for the 1.4-acre site of the John L. Scott Real Estate's Bellevue Main and corporate offices at 11040 Main St." (Puget Sound Business Journal)
New grant offers up to $100,000 to revive vacant storefronts in Seattle's U-District "The U District Partnership is offering grants of up to $100,000 each to revive vacant commercial properties in the neighborhood. The grants offer funding to invest in fixed asset improvements, such as the purchase of specialized equipment or to undertake renovations on ground-floor units. "