In these illustrations, the stitch to fix the scar is about as wide as the waterfront itself, and wider at parts. Tourists will share those remarkably spacious lanes with freight traffic delivering goods to the city. Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Waterfront
“No one wants simply to displace campers,” goes the letter, whose sole clearly articulated objective is to displace campers. Otherwise, it refers to emergency shelters (which for many of the campers, homeless for years and proud of their limited possessions, would be step backwards) and permanent housing, of which there is too little available to accommodate Nickelsville residents, even if they were granted priority. Continue reading City Council to Nickelsville: Stop Being Homeless by Sept. 1 or Face Eviction
The Wolff Company, itself a third-generation, family-owned firm, has announced that “Glazer’s will occupy the new mixed-use development’s exciting two-story commercial corner on 8th same location where the store exists today.” Glazer’s is signing a long-term agreement that will allow them to move their rental and lighting and supplies locations in under one roof there at 8th and Republican. Continue reading Glazer’s Camera Will Survive Hot SLU Real Estate Market
“One sore spot,” admitted Richard Conlin recently, “has been the way that developers have used their ‘unit count’ in different ways depending on what City regulation they are working with.” Land use code counts units, as mentioned earlier, by kitchens. But “some developers,” Conlin says, also applied for a Multi-Family Property Tax Exemption (MFTE). Continue reading City Council Looks into Micro-Housing’s Free Lunch
But perhaps Via6 lets you save money in other ways. Maybe not at the Tom Douglas restaurant, coffee shop, and urban market, but, suggests project manager Matt Rosauer, “If people want to try life without a car, this could be their spot.” Continue reading Downtown, a “Vertical Community” for a New Seattle Takes Shape
The original Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness stated that by the end of 2014: “Homelessness will be virtually ended,” and “There will be no need for tent cities or encampments.” Mike Lowry was governor, and Peter Steinbrueck was on the City Council. That doesn’t leave us a lot of time. Continue reading Mayoral Candidate Tim Burgess Talks Homes for the Homeless
“Losses” is a loaded term, of course. Those dramatic, plunging red bars include debt service, so that’s only a loss in the way a homeowner’s mortgage payment is a loss. That is, it’s not. The city is building equity in an income-generating property most recently assessed at $51 million. Podesta and his team somehow failed to make that distinction in their graphic. Continue reading Will Pacific Place Parking Garage Saga End in a Sale?