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New Development Proposed in Central Bellevue to Redmond Corridor

Katrina Munsell, blogging for Redfin, a Seattle area real estate blog, reports on a plan for “a 36 acre ‘urban village’ to be developed right smack in the central Bellevue to Redmond corridor.” Plans include 800 apartments, ground-level retail shops, and a few million square feet of office space. In addition, there would be “16 acres of open space including roads and trails” and room for things such as a transit station some day. 
According to her post, all of this speculation is “subject to Bellevue’s approval of zoning changes.” The area in question is not currently residential, “but home to an assortment of warehouses and tile and flooring dealers.” Our blogger asks her readers if they think this development would be good for this area.

Defensive End Everette Thompson Commits to Huskies

Just announced over at Huskies Football, Molly Yanity writes that according to's Huskies site,, “Kennedy High defensive end Everette Thompson has orally committed to play for Washington.” Thompson was Washington’s “highest rated recruit” who had yet to commit. He selected the Huskies over both Oregon and Oregon State.

She points out in her post that “oral commitments are non-binding until players sign national letters of intent,” but Washington has verbal promises from the state's top five recruits.  Thompson is listed as the nation's “10th-best strong-side end, the second-best recruit in the state.” He is considered among the nation’s top 250 recruits. His profile is linked in the post.

Port of Tacoma Votes Thursday on Proposal to Webstream and Televise Meetings

Kelly Kearsley at Biz Buzz updates us on the Port of Tacoma commission’s vote to “allow the agency to web stream and televise its meetings.” The vote will take place at this Thursday’s meeting. A “small, citizens' watch dog group, Friends of the Port, urged the port to televise its meetings earlier this year.” San Francisco-based Granicus, Inc has given the commission a $161,347. The meeting will be at 4 pm at the Port Business Center.

According to the post, the cost of the plan would include “one-time equipment purchases, software purchases, training and ongoing program management and project support for one year.” Rainier Communications Commission and Rainier Media Center have partnered up with Granicus to broadcast the meetings, as they do “for several local governments including DuPont, Fife, and Pierce County.”

On Tap in Port Townsend

Jeff Kaiser from What’s on Tap, a Seattle area beer blog, writes that sometimes it’s great to get out of town “to visit some of the brewpubs spread around the Pacific NW.” One trip he recommends is out on the Olympic peninsula to beautiful Port Townsend, a two hour journey including ferry ride. One of the places his beer field trip took him was to Water Street Brewing.

Brew Master Skip Madsen at Water Street Brewing “makes some adventurous beers and isn't afraid to experiment.” He writes in his post that the pub itself “just rocks,” with its “relaxed, small town feel.” It’s large, with several rooms and an upstairs with a couple of pool tables.  “In addition to their standard lineup of beers, they had the Sheba Coffee Stout, Burrs Frosty Winter Ale and the Panama Red.” Kaiser calls this one of his favourite brewpubs in all of the state. A perfect time to visit would be “their upcoming Strange Brewfest on January 26th and 27th.”

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