Tag Archives: South Lake Union

Livability means a pedestrian scale

Frequently in my posts and in opinion pieces I suggest we should organize our thinking about growth as a city into three distinct domains: affordability, livability and sustainability. I am continuing to think through these domains and defining them in … 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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SLU coffee shop wants giant Allen statue

Image from the campaign’s Web site South Lake Union’s copiously irreverent Kapow! Coffee is collecting signatures to erect a 300-foot statue in mock tribute to SLU uber developer and Microsoft founder Paul Allen. As reported in the Seattle Times today, … Continue reading

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Back to the future of South Lake Union

It seems like much of the city’s time is spent working on the future of South Lake Union. No comment. From trolleys and targeted up-zones to street redesigns and a new park (dedication shown at right) and trail, proposals for … Continue reading

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Should city take donations for SLU study?

Plans to up-zone South Lake Union to allow taller buildings could move forward with a little help from some outside cash. The Seattle City Council on Monday approved a bill that lets the city accept up to $300,000 in donations … Continue reading

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