Shame on you Douglaston: Look What They've Done in NYC vs. Seattle

Shame on you Douglaston: Look What They've Done in NYC vs. Seattle

When you see what Douglaston Development has done on their home turf in New York City as compared to what they are trying to do at 5th & Virginia here in Seattle, it's really appalling. Shame on them!

 Great tower spacing and adjacent waterfront park in Brooklyn.

Great tower spacing and adjacent waterfront park in Brooklyn.

 Great spacing on northern spur of the Highline at Hudson Yards in Manhattan.

Great spacing on northern spur of the Highline at Hudson Yards in Manhattan.

 Condos with great spacing and outdoor plaza on 5th Ave in Manhattan.

Condos with great spacing and outdoor plaza on 5th Ave in Manhattan.

 Great tower spacing, 1.75 acres of open spaces in Brooklyn.

Great tower spacing, 1.75 acres of open spaces in Brooklyn.

Now look what they are trying to do here in Seattle...put a 500' mega-tower on an under-sized parcel right across the alley from an existing condo with virtually a solid glass wall facing it. This ill-conceived, oversized, poorly designed monstrosity will adversely affect light, air, and privacy for residents of both buildings.

 Escala on right dwarfed and as close as 22 feet from proposed 500' Douglaston tower in Seattle.

Escala on right dwarfed and as close as 22 feet from proposed 500' Douglaston tower in Seattle.

The hyprocrisy of Douglaston is unbelievable. We believe that it can only be motivated by one factor...GREED!

The only thing more inexplicable than Douglaston's lack of concern about Seattle's downtown residents is the fact that the City of Seattle through it's own Design Review Board and Department of Construction and Inspections has so far failed to enforce Seattle Municipal Code 25.05.675.G, which gives them the authority and responsibility to mitigate "unforeseen, adverse impacts" such as these.

If you agree, please write Garry Papers at prc@seattle.gov, reference project #3019699, and ask them to enforce the law (SMC 25.05.675.G), and quit favoring out-of-state developers over local citizens. Enough is Enough!