Monthly Archives: September 2008

Our house

About 65 percent of Seattle is zoned for single family housing. Is that too much or just right? In Chicago and DC, all of my friends lived in apartments or condos. In Portland, they all live in standalone houses, even … Continue reading

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In case you blinked and missed it

September has been a busy month for Seattle land use. Here’s your primer on what’s going down and what’s going up. South Lake Union looks up: The Department of Planning and Development released three up-zoning alternatives for South Lake Union. … Continue reading

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Park(ing) Day makes impression

National Park(ing) Day was Friday, and it was quite an effective spectacle. A parking space at First and Spring became a lawn, one of hundreds set up and staffed by volunteers around Seattle and the US. The park was the … Continue reading

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Why refuse the 2030 challenge?

Several Seattle architects sitting on a ULI panel last week said their firms had decided not to take The 2030 challenge. But it’s not who you think, and their reasons might surprise you. "Enviro Tower" by Eco-Logikal Sandy Mendler, now … Continue reading

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The way we live

The New York Times had an interesting story this week on the promise of modern pre-fab. Reviewing MOMA’s “Home Delivery” exhibition, Allison Arief laments that the show lauds designs that are never actually built, ignoring those designers who bring pre-fab … Continue reading

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