seattlelivability

Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts. My Mind Is Made Up!

PLUZ Committee votes 2-1 (O’Brien and Pacheco overrule Herbold) to send controversial CB119600 on a fast track to a full Council vote on October 7.

Don’t Confuse Me With The Facts. My Mind Is Made Up!

MOB’s Gone Mad?

Council Member Mike O’Brien [MOB] seems to have “gone mad” in the last few months, ever since it became obvious that he had no chance for Reelection to his District 6 Council seat. This week, however, his outrageous claims sank to a new low.

MOB’s Gone Mad?

Mama Mia! Mama and Baby towers would loom over the Fischer Studio Building

DRB asks for further study of proposed tower family after the community presented multiple studies and images showing that, without mitigation, the towers will do mass damage to the entire block.

Mama Mia! Mama and Baby towers would loom over the Fischer Studio Building

Vote for Gene Burrus for City Council District 7

After much review and discussion, we voted to endorse Gene Burrus. Gene Burrus most closely aligns with our values and understands and supports without equivocation our Downtown Residents Alliance positions on the critical issues for downtown livability.

Vote for Gene Burrus for City Council District 7

Washington Ranked 5th Worst State to Retire

A recent study by bankrate.com found Washington is the fifth worst state in the country to spend your retirement years, based on factors including affordability, crime, culture, weather, and wellness, among others. Only Illinois, Alaska, New York, and Maryland fared worse.

Washington Ranked 5th Worst State to Retire

NATURAL LIGHT MATTERS: It’s the Essence of Life

Three new condo projects in varying stages of development in downtown Seattle: Emerald, First Light, and Spire all recognize the importance of natural light to the health and enjoyment of life of homebuyers, and each promotes natural light as a selling point to potential buyers.

NATURAL LIGHT MATTERS: It’s the Essence of Life

Send Your Comments on Vision 2050 ASAP!

The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) is calling for public input on the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) statement for Vision 2050. Deadline is next Monday, April 29. We've embraced density by choosing to live downtown.  We've had the opportunity to see where current transportation, infrastructure and development policies are failing to deliver a healthy and livable quality of life.  These issues need to be addressed in the new EIS.

Send Your Comments on Vision 2050 ASAP!

Wake Up Jenny

Wake up Jenny! You need to quit running from one carefully orchestrated photo-op to the next playing City Cheerleader and proclaiming Seattle is thriving, when Bartells says “No more stores downtown. It’s too dangerous.” What we need is a tough problem-solving Mayor, one who is serious about dealing with the life-threatening, livelihood-threatening, and livability-threatening issues we have in Downtown and elsewhere.

Wake Up Jenny