Which Fremont Building was in the New York Times?

District 6 Town Hall Tonight at 5:00pm


You are invited to the District 6 Town Hall! Dan Strauss will report on his work, answer your questions, we’ll hear reports from our district councils representing Green Lake, Fremont, Phinney, Wallingford and Ballard, convene a community conversation on race in District 6, and answer questions.
Tuesday, July 21st, from 5:00-6:30 pm.
Before the event you’ll be emailed participation instructions as well as a link to a submit your questions.

Q: Which Fremont Building was in the New York Times?

A: Watershed

Going ‘Deep Green,’ Office Buildings Give Back to the Planet

The New York Times | July 14, 2020

As technology costs have declined, more developers are creating buildings that can benefit the Earth by tackling pollution and save money by producing their own power.

The Watershed building, next to the Aurora Bridge in Seattle, has a slanted roof that collects rainwater.
Rachael Meyer/Weber Thompson
For a couple of decades, many in the real estate industry have been trying to make buildings “green,” replacing conventionally made materials with sustainable ones and installing energy-efficient systems. Buildings have a heavy environmental footprint, so the upshot of all this tinkering has been structures that are less harmful to the planet.
Now some developers are going further with “deep green” buildings that are actually good for it.
The new approach has been pioneered by nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and mission-driven owner occupants seeking to show that buildings can, say, generate all their own power or turn waste from toilets into garden fertilizer. Now commercial real estate is taking up the baton, with projects that uphold ever-higher environmental standards, and sometimes even tackle knotty public problems like local sources of water pollution. Read the full New York Times Article Here.

🌊 Ship Canal Water Quality Project Update for Fremont 🌊

Preparation of the worksite near NW 36th St and 2nd Ave NW continues. For the past few weeks, crews have been setting up the work area, removing shrubs and mobilizing equipment. In the next few weeks, crews will:
  • Remove an existing sidewalk and some utilities on NW 36th St.
  • Install storm water control and soil monitoring equipment.
  • Remove existing asphalt.
  • Install a temporary storm drain bypass.
Over the next few weeks, you should anticipate:
NW 36th St between Leary Way NW and 3rd Ave NW to remain closed (for the duration of the project) plus noise and vibrations related typical of a construction site.

Reopening Signs for Your Business from Electric Pen!

Being part of the Fremont Chamber of Commerce means looking out for one another. To support our neighborhood businesses during this time, the graphic designers at Electric Pen created three posters to help local shops communicate with customers. You can download whatever message you need, one or all three. To download in an 8½x11” format, click on this link. If you would like to purchase a larger 24×36” format, please contact us here and we’ll connect you with a printer.
Thank you to the folks at Electric Pen for showing some love to our Fremont businesses! 

Thank you KeyBank for Your Fremont Chamber Membership Renewal and Upgrade to the Milky Way Level!

KeyBank Fremont will help you find a financial solution that fits your needs. At KeyBank Fremont, you’ll find ATMs, Safe Deposit Boxes, Investment Services for your convenience. Your local KeyBank is here for you, no matter what stage of life you’re in. Visit your local branch today at 601 N 34th Street Suite A or contact us at 206-633-6310. Let’s work together to find the best financial solution to fit your situation.

Fremont Chamber Business Spotlights

HR Solutions That Grow With Your Business

Paychex has HR solutions to fit the needs of any size business. From do-it-yourself payroll to human capital management, Paychex has exactly what you need to take your business where it needs to go.
  • Paychex makes it simple for businesses of all sizes to pay and manage their employees.
  • We make payroll easy and automatic.
  • We simplify complex benefits programs and insurance.
  • We guide our customers through human resource challenges.
  • We keep clients up to date with ever-changing laws and regulations.
  • We do this in the way our customers want. Online or via mobile device. Over the phone. In person. Or any combination of the thereof. ​

Connect with them directly or learn more.

Customized Solutions That Work

An Immigration law firm based in Seattle, Washington; Orbit Law, PLLC, believes in helping navigate our clients through the constantly changing labyrinth of immigration and nationality laws. Our practice includes handling cases for individuals, families, local businesses, and multinational corporations. We help our clients secure a wide range of nonimmigrant and immigrant relief, including temporary visas, permanent residence, citizenship, and political asylum.
We pride ourselves in offering our clients individualized and thorough solutions because we understand that their stories are special and their circumstances unique. As first generation immigrants who have successfully maneuvered through the legal maze, we are better able to understand our clients’ expectations, fears, and limitations.
We are happy to schedule a consultation or conference calls to address your immigration, employment or business law needs.

Celebrate Plastic Free July with Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

Before products like body wash and hand soap were in plastic bottles, they were in bar form – it was only in the 1980s that liquid soap became popular. Bar soaps usually have little to no packaging and can be found in most stores. Bar soap typically costs less and lasts longer, so going back to using bar soap saves money!⠀
While we celebrate Plastic Free July, we’d like to emphasize that zero waste is not new – people have been living zero waste for centuries. We hope to share these “tips,” not as new innovations or hacks, but as ways to relearn old practices that were done before in ways that are affordable and accessible. Learn more about Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

Join Our State of Mind!

Become part of a fun business network of almost 250 members strengthening the business climate and improving the quality of life in the Fremont community! Check out the member benefits here.