Monthly Archives: June 2008

More sidewalk cafes for Seattle

I love Paris in the springtime. I love Paris in the fall. I love Paris, oh why oh why do I love Paris? Because of all the sidewalk cafes they have there! Spring has come to Seattle, finally (though it’s … Continue reading

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From power plant to luxury community

A master plan for London’s Battersea Power Station reads like a utopian post-industrialist fantasy and a developer’s dream: a power plant reborn as dense community center by 2020. It’s a non-local story of adaptive reuse that should result in an … Continue reading

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Subsidies for middle class housing?

How hard is it for a Seattle couple to find a one-bedroom apartment for $1,446? A Seattle City Council committee gave the nod this week to a bill that provides a tax break to developers for buildings with 20 percent … Continue reading

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It’s not a landmark, but developer won’t demolish it

The Southwest Design Review Board will check in tonight on a strangely familiar West Seattle development. As built in 1927 The project is at 3811 California Ave. W. The developer initially proposed tearing down the Charleston Court building to build … Continue reading

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Reaching critical mass on Interbay

Three years ago, the Interbay Neighborhood Association asked the city to give their hood an upzone. With businesses testing the water in the traditionally industrial area, and an uber close-in location right on a bus line, they argued it was … Continue reading

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