Eric Pryne of the Seattle Times reports that two developers, American Life and Daniels Real Estate, will work together in building a 23-story hotel with 16,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, a 376-stall garage and a health club.
A 170,000-square-foot office tower would be added later. The group plans to break ground on the hotel project in the summer of 2013.
According to the report, American Life, Sodo’s biggest property owner, plans to finance the hotel/office complex by raising money from wealthy foreign investors who can get permanent U.S. residency in return for their dollars under a little-known federal program.
The project could help in Seattle’s grass-roots attempt to secure a Super Bowl bid down the road, increasing the available hotel space next to the stadium.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com reports that fullback Michael Robinson will be one of 23 current and former NFL players participating in the sixth annual NFL Broadcast Boot Camp at the NFL Films headquarters in Mt. Laurel, N.J., on June 18-21. Robinson has established the Real Robinson Report, a behind-the-scenes look at NFL locker rooms on YouTube.
More Farnsworth: He profiles offensive lineman Breno Giacomini, who has worked his way into the starting right tackle job.
ESPN’s Mike Sando takes a look at Seattle’s backup quarterback plan.
Vinnie Iyer of the Sporting News ranks Brandon Browner as the ninth best cornerback in the league.
More Iyer: He ranks Earl Thomas as the third best safety in the league. Kam Chancellor comes in at No. 7.
Former NFL cornerback Wade Davis, who spent some time with the Seahawks, talks about what it was like being gay and playing in the NFL. Davis came out after his NFL career was over.
Matt Bowen of the National Football Post discusses how to defend the bunch look ran by many offenses in the NFL.
Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports writes that the number of holding calls have went up with the number of passing attempts the past five years.
Bill Barnwell of Grantland takes a closer look at the myth of HBO’s Hard Knocks derailing an NFL team’s season. Barnswell comes to the conclusion that there is no curse.