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DLR Group welcomes new CEO


Seattle-based Steven McKay was recently named the new chief executive officer for DLR Group. Mckay, who joined the integrated design firm's Seattle office in 1996, doesn't like to talk about trends in the industry and is instead focused on legacies.

Seattle studio designs Japanese-inspired home


Naho Ueda of Seattle-based Ueda Design Studio has designed a striking family home atop the Eola Hills near Salem, Oregon.

Weber Thompson and church plan 330-unit high rise in SLU


It's happening again: Yet another Seattle church plans to redevelop its property. This time the house of worship is an old industrial building at 415 Westlake Ave. N., in the heart of South Lake Union — and with high-rise zoning.

Skanska, Walsh teams submit interest in $525M I-405 job


Teams led by Skanska and Walsh have submitted their interest to design and build about 4.5 miles of dual express toll lanes (ETLs) in the Bothell area for the Washington State Department of Transportation. The contract's estimated cost ranges from $450 million to $525 million.

French school pays over $13M for Rainier Valley block


A full block in the Rainier Valley, at 2203 23rd Ave. S., recently sold for $13.5 million, according to King County records. The seller was Paine Property LLC, which acquired the property in 2006 for $3.7 million.

One tiny German town is energy independent


Europeans are opening their energy bills with trepidation these days, bracing for hefty price hikes as utility companies pass on the surging cost of natural gas, oil and electricity tied to Russia's war in Ukraine. Many are trying to conserve by turning down the heat and shutting off lights this winter.

Glazer's secures SLU site for $4.8M


A small commercial building at 513 Dexter Ave. N. sold for nearly $4.8 million, according to King County records.

Amazon to raise hourly pay to $19

Amazon says it's raising its average starting pay for frontline workers from $18 to $19 a hour.

Mortgage rates up; 30-year at 6.7%

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for the sixth straight week, marking new highs not seen in 15 years.

Detroit starts demo of Packard plant

Demolition of the long-vacant Packard auto plant that for generations has been a symbol of urban blight in Detroit has begun.

Economy drops at 0.6% annual rate

Battered by surging consumer prices and rising interest rates, the U.S. economy shrank at a 0.6% annual rate from April through June, the government announced Thursday, unchanged from its previous second-quarter estimate.

Fewer people seek jobless aid

The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits dropped last week, a sign that few companies are cutting jobs despite high inflation and a weak economy.

Tech leads stocks lower

Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Thursday as worries about a possible recession and rising bond yields put the squeeze back on markets.

The Confluence Apartments are the first affordable TOD to open in Tukwila


Bellwether Housing started welcoming residents to its low-income housing project, The Confluence Apartments, last October.

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