Archive for the ‘Media & Support’ Category

The future is now!

Clair Enlow of the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce wrote a nice article that sheds some much needed light on the Mayor’s proposed upzone of South Lake Union. LUOA has long maintained that any zoning changed should include a “step-down” to the lake — meaning that, as you move to the north  from Denny toward Lake Union, the buildings become progressively smaller. The step-down has been a development model throughout Seattle and has been the model in SLU up to this point but, the current proposal strays from this. As Enlow states, SLU faces becoming “a vast stretch of sameness and mediocrity” and critics say the 240-foot towers on Valley St “would present a formidable barrier between the city and the lake.

Also interesting is the topic of affordable housing and where that might fit into SLU — or not. Nina Shapiro provides some thoughtful perspective in this Seattle Weekly article.

Decisions from the City are coming very quickly on these issues — please make your voice heard!

  • Do you support a step-down to Lake Union?
  • Do you believe South Lake Union should be a place for affordable housing?

Write to the Mayor!
Write to your Counsel Members!


Iconic Views

Will the Space Needle Views Disappear?  

Will Lake Union still be in view?

Changes to building zoning that could allow 300ft towers

to be built between Denny Way & Lake Union

are being considered by the City of Seattle.

What can you do? Continue reading

KIRO 97.3 FM Interview

KIRO’s Erin Covey interviewed Diane Masson and Kevin McCarthy yesterday after our meeting with the Mayor and crew. They’ve posted the material with video online, and the audio spots are airing on KIRO 97.3FM today. They’re a bit different than the material online, and can be found here and here.