Alley and Loading Berth Design Code Must Be Changed…It Simply Doesn’t Work!
Escala was built to code but its berths won’t hold most common trucks. That’s why it’s imperative that we get action to improve Design Review procedures on loading design and alley circulation — and code revisions on loading requirements and alley width.
CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE MEETING ALERT
Make your voice heard to the committees overseeing Seattle’s transportation and land use policies
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2 p.m. Sustainability and Transportation &
Wednesday December 5, 2018 9:30 a.m. Planning, Land Use and Zoning
Meetings held in City Council Chambers at 600 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104
The Difference between Collaboration and Greed
The difference between collaboration and greed is literally the difference between day and night for the residents of adjacent towers...The intent here in the cover photo seems to be to work with the neighbors to insure natural light and livability for residents of both buildings.
Developer Abuses the Environment Impact Statement [EIS] Process
The analysis provided in the Addendum is incomplete and does not fulfill the requirements of a project EIS....Throughout, the Addendum describes impacts as “unavoidable,” which is simply untrue...there was little to no sincere attempt in this Addendum to propose or pursue impact mitigation.
Lack of Daylight has Huge Adverse Impact on Health and Productivity.
The lack of natural light is known to cause all sorts of health issues, including reduced alertness, ability to concentrate, sleep issues, mental anxiety, depression, and even death from cancer or suicide.... This can be mitigated by setting back the primary west-facing building façade farther from the alley to allow daylight to penetrate the lower floor levels.