Worried about losing your view?

28021821 1 1 Worried about losing your view?

(Photo from: 506 E Howell St #E312 . The funny thing is the description says, ”Great unobstructed view of downtown, Olympics, Space Needle.”)

Grabbed from the POWHat mailing list:

VERY IMPORTANT LAST MINUTE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING!
The Cascade Neighborhood Needs Your Help!!
Please Show Your Support – Join Friends and Residents of the Cascade Neighborhood
for a Short Informational Meeting, With Dinner & Drinks Provided

Saturday, February 9th from 6 – 7:30 pm

At the 911 Media Center at 402 9th Ave N., Seattle WA 98109

YES – Saturday – it’s that important! Are you concerned about preserving views of Lake Union and surrounding areas, maintaining the historic nature of the area, the affordable housing options in the neighborhood, or traffic impacts associated with higher density? Then you WANT a voice in the upcoming re-zone that will affect the Cascade Neighborhood and the rest of South Lake Union!

Please stop in on Saturday and bring your friends and neighbors with you!!

Background: The City is currently studying proposals that would significantly revise the land use and zoning of the South Lake Union neighborhood. The City will be presenting these proposals and taking public comment on February 12 at the South Lake Union Armory (Naval Reserve Building, 860 Terry Ave. N.) from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The February 9th informational meeting is intended to update you on the issues, encourage attendance at the February 12 meeting, and make sure that your Cascade Neighborhood concerns are represented.

For more information, please contact Heather at The Buck Law Group: 206.448.6229 or hpearce@bucklawgroup.com.

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  • Chris

    NIMBYS, untie!

  • Chris

    NIMBYS, untie!

  • jo

    ha! my thoughts exactly

    you live in a growing city, this is what happens

  • jo

    ha! my thoughts exactly

    you live in a growing city, this is what happens

  • jcricket

    Zactly. I’m all for some reasonable zoning restrictions (occasional height-limits, setbacks, spacing provisions, low-income housing funds), but the idea that a city can both be static and grow in the right ways is just silly.

    Look at what happened last time Seattle capped building growth with the height restrictions in the late 80s. Growth just moved elsewhere (suburban office park sprawl and Bellevue).

    Do some jockeying to make sure developers don’t run roughshod over the rest of us who live here, but don’t try and stop the clock or anything.

  • jcricket

    Zactly. I’m all for some reasonable zoning restrictions (occasional height-limits, setbacks, spacing provisions, low-income housing funds), but the idea that a city can both be static and grow in the right ways is just silly.

    Look at what happened last time Seattle capped building growth with the height restrictions in the late 80s. Growth just moved elsewhere (suburban office park sprawl and Bellevue).

    Do some jockeying to make sure developers don’t run roughshod over the rest of us who live here, but don’t try and stop the clock or anything.

  • adiro185

    thanks!