Paul Allen’s vision for the South Lake Union area is taking shape and will become an exciting area to work and live. It may be difficult to envision it today as it still has a light-industrial feel to it and there’s still significant development and road work ahead. Nonetheless, SLU is slowly but surely remaking itself.
Already home to Tommy Bahama, REI and Jones Soda, SLU will soon welcome Group Health’s new corporate headquarters and UW Medicine’s new biotech research facility. New apartment and condominium projects are underway which will provide a wide variety of housing opportunities and create a vibrant residential community.
The SLU district is also attracting arts and cultural institutions as well. Recently, the Musuem of History and Industry announced plans to relocate from its Arboretum location to the Armory Building, joining the Center for Wooden Boats at the 12-acre Lake Union Park. The park is currently undergoing a $20 million improvement and expansion campaign.
SLU Community Events
Cascade Neighborhood Block Party for the National Night Out Against Crime
August 7th, 4 PM to 8 PM
333 Pontius Avenue N
Featuring a BBQ, raffles, live music, kids activities
SLU Block Party
August 10th, Noon to 11 PM
SLU Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N
Featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, food samplings, a muttmazing race for the pooches and arts and crafts for kids
Cinema on the Lawn
August 10th, around dusk
Showing Little Miss Sunshine