Category Archives: Planning

The demo has begun for 2 AND U

The demolition has begun on ‘2 AND U‘ at 1201 2nd Avenue.  Developed by Skanska USA Commercial Development and designed by Pickard Chilton Architects, 2 AND U will occupy most of the block between First and Second avenues and University … Continue reading

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Why choose Living Building Certification?

The following post is by Jordan Sullivan, PCL Construction Services, Inc.         Dear Seattle Residents and Developers, In an effort to encourage sustainable development needed to reach the long-term goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, the City of Seattle introduced … Continue reading

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Greater Downtown Keeps Going

Photo Credit Graphite Design Group Long ago it was clear that this greater Downtown Seattle boom was unlike any before. Six years after the first groundbreakings, the frenzy seems poised to keep going for a long while. Big companies and … Continue reading

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How Grand is the Bargain?

It’s great that a “grand bargain” on housing affordability is being discussed via the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) action plan. People are talking to each other, and the result might be relatively balanced. But we could do … Continue reading

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The other civic disorder

Crossing Second Avenue at Stewart with 10 seconds left, with left turners coming from directly behind. Photo by Matt Hays Finally, some movement on civic disorder and public safety in Downtown Seattle! No, not the improved Westlake Park and Third … Continue reading

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