From the Wall Street Journal of March 22, 2016 - a picture of taller “slender” proposed building. If New York City can do it, why not Seattle?
Seattle has a unique opportunity to make a huge positive impact on the LIVABILITY of our city right now. Amendments to the Downtown/SLU MHA by Councilmembers Bagshaw  and Johnson  approved by the PLUZ Committee on March 21 and passed on to City Council can potentially impact current “vested” projects and future ones in a true win-win proposition.
Developers can go higher in return for skinnier and more tower separation which should make projects more valuable. Seattle gets money for affordable housing. Residents get a more livable environment with better access to privacy, light, and air. And with more tower separation, we might even be able to solve serious traffic problems by widening narrow/one-way alleys. Not bad!
Please let your City Councilmember know how important PLUZ Amendments 3 and 6 to the Downtown/SLU MHA up-zoning legislation are to the future of downtown Seattle.
-Photo and info provided by Kirk Greene, Downtown Resident with minor edits.