In an effort to combat illegal street vending that has been plaguing the Chinatown-International District (CID), the Seattle Police Department (SPD) has joined forces with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) for a comprehensive community improvement project.
Due to voter-approved funds provided by the Move Seattle levy, the City of Seattle began construction on its first 2016 Safe Routes to School project at Mercer Middle School on Jan. 14. Following through on the levy commitment to complete a Safe Routes project at every public school in the city, the Seattle Department of […]
By Marino Saito Northwest Asian Weekly A year has passed since the parking rates in the Chinatown-International District were lowered, after
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly According to the city, the First Hill Streetcar was supposed to help the International District grow, but so far local businesses say the only thing it’s grown is the list of transportation-related issues that have slowed the neighborhood’s already sluggish economic recovery.
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Cheaper street parking is coming back to the International District, including a return to free parking during dinner hours in some areas.
Editor’s note: This is an edited version of a longer letter that was sent to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn by Chinatown-International District business owners and community leaders. Dear Mayor McGinn, We are writing to ask for your help — the extension of paid on-street parking hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chinatown-International […]
Tim Louie, of the family-owned Tsue Chong Company, has battled parking problems in recent years. Sometimes, his customers pop into his noodle and fortune cookie factory for a quick 10-minute purchase and come back to their car to find a $40 dollar parking fine. What was once a loading zone is now a paid parking spot …