Monthly Archives: June 2010

Ride along with the First Hill streetcar

The city of Seattle has produced a flyover video that shows the Broadway alignment of the First Hill streetcar route. Click here for video. The city and Sound Transit are moving forward with plans to build the new streetcar line … Continue reading

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Large New York City apartments are the rage

Some Seattle developers have said they intend to build smaller housing units to keep price points lower and therefore more appealing to workers downtown. New York City But they’re living large in New York City. The New York Times reports … Continue reading

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Cantwell questions Locke about NOAA move

SeattleScape blogger Irene Wall has an update on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s plans to relocate six research vessels to Newport, Ore. from Seattle next year. It is a press release from U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell on construction under … Continue reading

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NOAA’s Choice —Greenbacks or Green Sturgeon?

If NOAA ships lift Newport’s spirits, their hopes will be dashed soon enough but not before $30 plus million is spent on a pipe dream. I’ve watched the NOAA drama play out for the last year through the lens of … Continue reading

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Future of Office Construction?

Office building construction has been a mainstay of urban and suburban development for decades. But will it always be, at least in decent economic times? To some extent it likely will in the Seattle area, with our always-growing population and … Continue reading

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Are pedestrian malls the future or relics?

Next American City has an article that looks at bringing cars back to pedestrian malls. It says that four decades Sacramento’s K Street Transit Mall. Credit: El Cobrador. after Sacramento closed a section of downtown’s K Street to automobiles, the … Continue reading

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Tateuchi giving millions for Bellevue performance center

The Seattle Times has a story saying the Tateuchi Foundation is giving $25 million toward the creation of a Plans for the Tateuchi Center, in Bellevue, include a 2,000-seat concert hall and an intimate, 250-seat cabaret-style venue, according to The … Continue reading

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