Aug. 9, 2001
A Special Section of


"The future is looking UP,"
By Blaine Weber, Weber + Thompson

"Pricing gridlock out of the market,"
By Alan Durning and Elisa Murray,
Northwest Environment Watch

"Protecting views makes sense from every angle,"
By Irene Wall,
Special to the Journal

"Urban development versus the public process ,"
By John L. Jackson, Bentall US

"Getting the ball rolling with affordable housing,"
By Judy Reed,
Washington Community Reinvestment Association

"A blast from the past — modernism is back,"
By Alane Porter Griggs, Historic Seattle

"Public places — look between the buildings,"
By John Rahaim, CityDesign

"DSA puts a downtown neighborhood on the ‘Edge’,"
By Sylvia McDaniel, Downtown Seattle Association

"Rx for Seattle’s growing pains: Collaboration,"
By Thomas B. Parsons, NAIOP

"Infill problems? Get creative,"
By Bruce Lorig,
Lorig Associates

"The scoop on infill development,"
By Karen Anderson-Bittenbender,
Intracorp Real Estate

"Earth-shaking discoveries impact design,"
By Bill Perkins, Shannon & Wilson

"Downtown becomes a shopping mecca,"
By Charles Staadecker, Staadecker & Company

"Urban form gets its roots from nature,"
By Daniel Williams, Jones & Jones

"Retail? Start with the first floor,"
By Matt Holzemer and Christian Davies, Special to the Journal

What's Inside...
Sculpture Park site
photo by Sky-Pix.
Development is shooting up around the proposed $60 million Olympic Sculpture Park on Seattle’s downtown waterfront. Although the 8-acre park won’t be finished until 2004, several buildings are under construction in the surrounding blocks that will add over 1,000 condos and apartments to the area.

The Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce takes a look at issues surrounding building in the city - from view protection to affordable housing.

We look at a few high-density urban villages, talk about the rediscovery of the modern movement in Seattle design, and get creative with infill development.

Don't miss our Downtown Seattle Development Map, with information courtesy the Downtown Seattle Association.

Downtown Seattle Development Map
Information courtesy of the Downtown Seattle Association
(Projects planned or under construction)
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Featured Stories

Energizing Everett
A convergence of eight major construction projects valued at more than $335 million — including an expanded county government campus, a transit center and a combination special events arena and convention center — is expected to dramatically change downtown Everett’s business core over the next three years. Click here to read more.

Saffron Plaza
Rubbernecking leads urban retail revival
Creating better places for people watching is a key to successful urban neighborhood centers. At Saffron Plaza in Sammamish, Bumgardner set the planters at bench height and provided electrical outlets for laptops. Click here to read more.

Tashiro and Kaplan buildings
Urban development picture includes artists
Working-class artists are a vital part of Seattle’s past, present and future. We recognize that artists need the same thing other working people need: affordable homes. Click here to read more.

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