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citizenM to show revised design for a modular hotel on Westlake
By BRIAN MILLER
Journal staff reporter
http://www.djc.com/news/ae/12099708.html

The citizenM hotel planned for 201 Westlake Ave. N. in South Lake Union is due for its second and likely final design review meeting on Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Seattle Parks and Recreation Administrative Building, 100 Dexter Ave. N.

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South Lake Union Is For Cars
by Ryan Packer @typewriteralley on April 27, 2017
https://www.theurbanist.org/2017/04/...ke-union-cars/



Seattle, we need to talk. It’s undeniable that we are creating the model for an urban high-tech corridor that eschews the inefficient sprawl that has been so entrenched in the American tech sector for the past few decades. Out with the sprawling corporate campus, in with the vertical one. Instead of creating your own suburban style streets, utilize the existing street grid and harness the power of an urban center city. It’s pretty clear how beneficial this new path will be for the planet, and for the economic health of cities themselves.

South Lake Union (SLU) and Denny Triangle are this model. And if Seattle as a whole is going to rebel against increased density in order to relieve the intense pressure that economic growth is putting on housing prices, we can all agree that making the SLU urban center more dense with both housing and office space is one of the most practical solutions we have.

Unfortunately, we forgot to do one thing on the way to making this a reality: leave out the cars.

More: https://www.theurbanist.org/2017/04/...ke-union-cars/
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In fairness, South Lake Union outperforms many big-city downtowns in ratio of people walking or using transit to get to work.

But it's also a pass-through with Mercer, Aurora (soon to be partially underground), Denny, and Westlake all serving a ton of people not actually using the neighborhood.
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In fairness, South Lake Union outperforms many big-city downtowns in ratio of people walking or using transit to get to work.

But it's also a pass-through with Mercer, Aurora (soon to be partially underground), Denny, and Westlake all serving a ton of people not actually using the neighborhood.
Hopefully that will start to change as more and more of these living units coming online. I've already noticed more people using Lake Union Park as more of a neighborhood hangout (like Cal Anderson) instead of "let's bring the kids to the lake for the afternoon" kind of vibe. As it is, though, commuting / walking through SLU I always feel like I don't belong because I don't work for any of the behemoths there. It just feels so.. exclusive.. everyone has a badge.
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Over 3,200 housing units are underway between Westlake, Denny, I-5, and Valley. That will have a significant effect. Hopefully more housing will kick up again west of Westlake and south of Valley per the various plans we know about...that area risks being pretty office-dominated despite recent and current housing additions. Hotels will also play a role.
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