homeWelcome, sign in or click here to subscribe.login



Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

Subscriber content preview

September 28, 2005

Design Perspectives: Take a look at how Southeast Seattle is changing

Special to the Journal

Southeast Seattle — that vast swath of under-appreciated land that stretches from Interstate 90 south to the city limits — has suffered from poverty and invisibility, but its time is coming. After a decade of planning, excitement, conflicts and doubt, Link Light Rail is under construction.

Look now or you'll forever wonder just how it happened. Before you take your first train to Sea-Tac in 2009, take a drive down Martin Luther King Jr. Way. You'll probably find that whatever you've thought about the Southend in the last two decades — or even the past two years — is wrong or suddenly very out of date. There, emerging behind the shovels, Caterpillars and stacks of steel along the wide street, is the new Southeast Seattle.

. . .

To read this story in full login or purchase a subscription.

Previous columns:

Email or user name:
Forgot password? Click here.