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Old Posted Mar 20, 2017, 5:41 PM
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333 Dexter might join the list of starts in March or April. Who knows.

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Old Posted Mar 20, 2017, 7:46 PM
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Yes. Desire and dream are not the same as financed and under construction.
This one is farther than most. I don't mean it's early in the process. This one has fatal flaws from start to finish. Some elements are plausible, but overall it's not plausible.

We're not going to carve out a superblock for an arena.

People generally don't like turning streets into tunnels.

Parks don't get that much use when you have to climb several flights of stairs to get to them, like from SLU or the CBD. Or when you have to walk down a big hill then back up like from Capitol Hill.

It's would be extremely expensive and difficult to build a platform over I-5. This isn't easy to bridge like the convention center site.

I-5 will need a serious retrofit someday, and the Federal DOT wouldn't allow something like this to get in the way.

We don't have a billion dollars or whatever it would take. We're unlikely to get it. I don't see the public voting for that kind of money without a highly-compelling benefit.

To make it plausible you'd have to go nuclear...move the freeway, then redo the coordidor. This could be doable in reality.

If retrofitting I-5 would be a major disruption and cost billions, which seems plausible, I can imagine an alternative with a tunnel similar to 99 going through Capitol Hill and First Hill to provide a bypass. That would allow I-5 to be retrofitted/rebuilt in the existing corridor with less capacity. In that scenario, it could be far less disruptive and expensive to put a park on top of it.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2017, 6:15 PM
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Newly featured proposal on the front page because it it 7+ floors, land conservation.

Lake City
3025 NE 130TH ST

Project #3017341: Land Use Application to allow a 7-story, 117-unit apartment building with 76 parking spaces located within the sructure. Project to be considered with #3017439 for shared access.
http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/eplan/Ge...Docs&id=670057
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2017, 9:01 PM
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Added new (to me) rendering of one proposed building in the Swedish First Hill expansion project.

Swedish First Hill

http://www.sellen.com/SwedishFirstHill/
http://www.swedish.org/locations/fir...ansion-project
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2017, 10:58 PM
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I'm trying to clean up the first page (with help from others). Some things are possibly under construction or even skipping UC and might be completed.
I'm tempted to start ignoring ALL hillside projects claiming to be 7 floors but are actually just 6.5 floors when it's all done. Currently I am tolerating them if they seem to have most of what appears to be the claimed 7th floor. Might move to a 8+ only front page.
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