Monthly Archives: March 2009

What makes Seattle livable for me

By SUSAN JONES, atelierjones Eds. Note: Jones, the founding principal of atelierjones, lives with her husband and two children in a condo near Pike Place Market. She works a few blocks away. More cool Seattle shots by Michael Nalley at … Continue reading

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MODA a Mo-Don’t

Just when I thought the MODA building (on Third near Bell Street) couldn’t possibly get worse, it did. More pics at Apartments.com This former “hot” condo of miniscule units now turned rental opened recently without being finished. The windows along … Continue reading

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When will we be ready to embrace growth?

I have accepted a research associate position with the Sightline Institute. This is a wonderful opportunity for me and was made possible, in part, by writing here on SeattleScape and for the DJC’s opinion page for the past year. It … Continue reading

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The Crocodile wants a sidewalk cafe

The Crocodile filed an application with SDOT to create a side walk cafe outside the club at Second and Blanchard. Seattle simplified its sidewalk cafe permitting last summer, reducing the costs and turnaround time for applications and housing the process … Continue reading

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Architectural billings inch up in Febrary

The Architecture Billings Index was up two points in February after a slight dip in January. But billings were down slightly in the West, still the country’s strongest region. Break out the graphite? The index is compiled by the American … Continue reading

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Backyard cottages for all

During these tough economic times, Mayor Greg Nickels says more Seattle homeowners should have the option to build cottages in their backyards to supplement incomes or provide a loved one with housing. Welcome to the dollhouse Backyard cottages, smaller dwelling … Continue reading

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At least the mayor’s street was clear…

Deran Ludd sent this image of the 1916 blizzard to Vintage Seattle. Check out more. In case you missed it, the Seattle Times had an excellent piece this morning on what really happened during the winter storms. It’s not pretty. … Continue reading

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Local firms get work in Tajikistan, Jordan and Iowa

I thought I might fill you in on a few projects and tidbits I’ve heard about recently . . . Pic by Lara Swimmer SRG Partnership‘s Museum of Flight bridge was featured in this month’s Architectural Record.  The piece, “Not … Continue reading

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Weigh in on light rail neighborhood plans

DPD is in the midst of a series of public meetings on neighborhood plan updates in the works for neighborhoods that will soon have link light rail stations. A meeting will be held on North Rainier Valley ( the Mt. … Continue reading

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Paris, reimagined

Christian de Portzamparc’s elevated train A green belt circling the city. A metro hub beneath the Louvre’s Pyramid. A new ringed metro line around city outskirts. These are among the proposals stemming from master planning now underway for the City … Continue reading

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