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Architecture & Engineering


By Clair Enlow

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February 1, 2006

Design Perspectives: Time to turn South Downtown into an ecotopia

  • The next wave of residents there could be invited to invest in the health of the planet, instead of just seeking an upscale urban lifestyle.
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    Depending on which side of what street you stand — or the meeting you last attended — South Downtown is a diverse and dynamic sector of the city — or a very divided one. Now, once again, the city is working on a plan that connects an odd amalgamation of land, arterials, stadiums and public transportation nodes.

    Photos by Clair Enlow
    King County is making a short list of potential developers for the north lot near Qwest Field. The 7-acre site has the potential to tip the balance of South Downtown toward residential development.

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