Belltown http://kplu.org en At long last, a community center for Belltown http://kplu.org/post/long-last-community-center-belltown <p>After more than 12 years of waiting, the Seattle neighborhood of Belltown is <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/current/Belltown_Neighborhood_Center.htm">getting a community center</a>. The Belltown Community Center got underway in 1999, when voters approved a Parks levy to pay for it. After years of setbacks and delays, a dead-end partnership and scarce real estate, the city landed on a rental property. It’s an old auto shop on the corner of 5<sup>th</sup> Avenue and Bell Street, full of exposed beams, big windows and loft aesthetics.</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:50:12 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6344 at http://kplu.org At long last, a community center for Belltown Seattle police fatally shoot Interbay murder suspect in Belltown http://kplu.org/post/seattle-police-fatally-shoot-interbay-murder-suspect-belltown <p>Seattle homicide detectives on Sunday afternoon fatally shot a man who was a suspect in the stabbing death of an 84-year-old employee at a self-storage facility in the city&#39;s Interbay neighborhood. The suspect had been using the victim&#39;s credit cards.</p><p>Detectives used photos to track him down in Seattle&#39;s Belltown neighborhood, at the bustling corner of 4th Avenue and Cedar Street. Seattle Police spokesman Mark Jamieson told KPLU the murder suspect attacked detectives, forcing them to fire their weapons.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 04:22:02 +0000 Erin Hennessey 2969 at http://kplu.org Seattle police fatally shoot Interbay murder suspect in Belltown Demolition of a nearly-new Seattle tower http://kplu.org/post/demolition-nearly-new-seattle-tower <p>Demolition of a nearly-new Seattle tower<br /> The 25-story McGuire Apartments saga is a sad one, says Doug Lo, a Belltown resident who was snapping photos with his phone, from across the street, at 2nd Ave. and Vine St.</p> <p> "It's a nice building, and in this modern age, you'd think they would have built it correctly, from the get-go," he said.</p> <p>(See the time lapse video ...)</p> Sat, 07 May 2011 00:35:43 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 1548 at http://kplu.org Demolition of a nearly-new Seattle tower Whooo knew? http://kplu.org/post/whooo-knew <p>This barred owl perched in a tree Monday outside the window of KPLU&#39;s Seattle studios.&nbsp; In short order, it began drawing the attention of passersby in the Belltown neighborhood, and a crowd under the tree attempting to get a good picture. This photo was taken by our own Sandy Stamato.&nbsp; Other than some pretty upset crows who made a ruccous, the owl&#39;s visit been warmly received.</p> Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:39:11 +0000 Gary Davis 109 at http://kplu.org Whooo knew?