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1307 Harbor Ave. SW has gotten the conditional go ahead from Seattle's DPD. The six story mixed use buliding still faces some hurdles before construction can begin.

Six story mixed use Harbor Ave SW project gets decision from DPD

Youngone Corp. manufacturer of Korean sports gear and outdoor apparel will locate here

The process of getting a building built, especially in an environmentally sensitive area can take a long time and the site of the former Alki Tavern, at 1307 Harbor Ave SW is no exception. Now, after nearly two years a decision (with conditions) has been issued by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development for Project #3015628.
See our previous coverage here, and here.

The project is unique in several ways, containing a breezeway and a mix of retail, restaurant, office and what used to be called "light industrial" but is now being called "custom and craft work" which as yet is not further defined.

Along the way the building changed from seven stories to six and made other changes.

From the decision:


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On the Go Week of 1-9-17


Discovery Shop
4535 California Ave. S.W.
206 937 7169

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West Seattle Timebank Gathering

Thursday, January 19, 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sisson Bldg. (Senior Center of West Seattle)
4217 SW Oregon Street, Seattle, WA 98116

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Rick Jump has retired from the White Center Food Bank due to health reasons.

Rick Jump retires as White Center Food Bank Director

In a move that was not expected, Rick Jump long time Director of the White Center Food Bank has retired. Citing health issued Jump shared the news via a letter to the media and the public. Here is the letter:

To the clients, donors, volunteers, and staff of the White Center Food Bank and to the greater White Center Community:

I have lived in White Center for 35 years; raised my children here, forged lifelong friendships, built partnerships, and helped to grow the White Center Food Bank for the past twelve years. It has been both my professional and personal passion to help support the most vulnerable in our community. It is a unique place – one built on community, diversity, and resiliency despite the many challenges we have faced.
I am proud to call White Center my home.

This is why my decision to retire as the Executive Director of the White Center Food Bank is made with a heavy heart. I arrived at this decision after both I and my wife, Judy, have struggled with health issues in recent months. As much as I love this community, after 12 years of dedicating my life to helping others, it is time that Judy and I take care of ourselves.

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