The Lorax is the story of Thneedville, the city where greed for the exotic Thneed truffle raw material at the top of the trees caused all the trees to be cut down, and Thneedville became just a “plastic” city....
Much Needed Tower Spacing Bill [CB119038] Unanimously Passes City Council
Council Bill 119038 encourages “Tall & Skinny” towers in Downtown Office Core 2 [DOC2] by providing for additional setbacks between existing residential towers and new towers in exchange for additional height and density.
Putting the "L" in HALA [Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda]
Amendments to the HALA legislation for Downtown/SLU will be under consideration at the PLUZ [Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee meeting in City Council Chambers next Tuesday, March 21, at 9:30 AM.
It doesn’t seem like a grand bargain to pack human beings in like sardines with no privacy or life-giving light...We think there may be a practical way to deal with growth, affordability, and livability....
Tweaking HALA Legislation Necessary For Future Downtown Livability
This way, the City can have it all…livability, health, and safety protection for downtown residents, no reduction in development capacity for developers, and generate the necessary funding for affordable housing.
Downtown Seattle won’t be a place that people want to live if the City continues to erode livability by allowing taller and fatter residential high-rises closer together without adequate light, air, and privacy....
Why we had to appeal the SEPA Determination of DNS on MHA/HALA
We do not believe it is in the best interests of Seattle and its residents to rush to bolster the Mayor's reelection campaign by ignoring serious environmental impacts and passing HALA without the proper protections for its residents.
Downtown Seattle at the Tipping Point for Livability
The proposed 500' 5th & Virginia residential tower right across the alley from Escala may very well be the “tipping point” toward a downward spiral for livability and an ultimate exodus from downtown Seattle.