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June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Chris Hansen buys more land in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood

Chris Hansen, the hedge-fund manager who wants to bring a basketball and hockey arena to Sodo, has bought more property in the neighborhood. A corporation affiliated with Hansen paid $9.45 million for two properties totaling 0.73 acre just north of South Massachusetts Street between First and Occidental Avenues South, public records show. The properties, now warehouses, are…


Comments | Topics: Chris Hansen; basketball arena

April 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Arena backer Chris Hansen closes on 2nd Sodo property

Chris Hanson Wannabe NBA arena developer Chris Hansen has closed on his second Sodo property. The San Francisco hedge-fund manager paid John Kazdal $4.25 million for a 0.4-acre parcel now occupied by an old warehouse at 1534 First Ave. S., according to a document filed with King County Wednesday. Hansen said Tuesday that he had…


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December 3, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Hwy. 599 reopened after pedestrian was struck, killed

A man crossing northbound Highway 599 on foot just south of Highway 99 in Tukwila was struck and killed by a car around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Washington State Patrol said. The pedestrian, who appeared to be in his late 40s or early 50s, was in the left or inside traffic lane when he was hit,…


Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Traffic accidents, Tukwila

November 8, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Not a good day for Kemper Freeman

Kemper Freeman Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman can’t be too happy with tonight’s election results: Anti-tolling Initiative 1125: Losing. Freeman bankrolled the “yes” campaign. Bellevue City Council incumbents John Chelminiak and Claudia Balducci: Big winners. Freeman supported their challengers. Freeman-backed Bellevue City Council candidate Aaron Laing: in a neck-and-neck race with John Stokes, who leads by a…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Bellevue, Election 2011, Tolling initiative

October 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM

SWAT team called to North Beacon Hill house

UPDATE: Seattle police on Saturday arrested a 40-year-old man after receiving reports that he threatened a neighbor with a gun. Police said they received a report shortly before 5 p.m. of a man who pointed a gun at a neighbor, in the 1500 block of Cherrylane Place South. Hostage Negotiators and SWAT responded to the Beacon Hill…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Beacon Hill, crime, SWAT