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Could Interbay become Seattle’s Pearl District?

My travels this week led me to Portland’s Pearl District. I couldn’t help but think about places in Seattle that could benefit from broad changes like those that created the Pearl. We don’t have Tax Increment Financing, but we do … 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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Reaching critical mass on Interbay

Three years ago, the Interbay Neighborhood Association asked the city to give their hood an upzone. With businesses testing the water in the traditionally industrial area, and an uber close-in location right on a bus line, they argued it was … 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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