NHL Seattle betting big on the Monorail

In case you’ve been wondering what former Council member Rob Johnson has been up to in his new gig with NHL Seattle, today you get your answer. Seattle’s new NHL franchise (which is still unnamed) will be making a huge bet on the Monorail as a connection to the Seattle-area mass transit system, and that will involve some important upgrades to the stations on both end. Source: NHL Seattle

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Understanding the Key Arena RFP

This morning, as promised, the City announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for redevelopment of Key Arena at Seattle Center. There have been reports that the city has found more than one organization interested in at least discussing┬árenovating the Key Arena as an alternative to Chris Hansen’s plan to build a new arena in the SODO district. This is an attempt by the Mayor to actively and formally explore that option. The RFP asks for proposals to redevelop it into a “world-class civic arena” for music, entertainment and sports events, including possibly an NHL or NBA franchise. Let’s dig into …

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