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Musings on affordability

We often hear the “30% of income” statistic used to define housing affordability. This is clearly inadequate. No one statistic will recognize our wide variables in lifestyle and situation. A suitable housing cost can be very different, for example, if … Continue reading

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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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First Hill, meet downtown. Downtown, this is First Hill.

DPD is floating an idea to cap I-5 to turn it into a walkable space that reconnects First Hill and Capitol Hill with downtown. Freeway Park Interstate-5 has cut Fifth from Sixth Avenue for about four decades. And as anyone … Continue reading

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