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It is too early to pronounce Sodo-arena project dead

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, this artist’s conception shows the finished Lander Street overpass, lower left.  At upper left is the Starbucks headquarters building.  The view is looking NW. US Senator Maria Cantrell announced funding had been dedicated for a new Lander Street overpass. Construction will start in 2018 and finish in about 2 years.

While the plan for a Sodo District arena envisioned by entrepreneur Chris Hansen wasn’t helped by the Port of Seattle spending an extra $10 million to complete funding for the Lander Street overpass, it’s far too early to pronounce anything dead.

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