Seattle Looks Back On Major 2004 Land Use Decisions

The P-I looks back on the major decisions from 2004 that will shape Seattle's land use for years to come.
January 3, 2005, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Not since the Denny Regrade project -- which, at the turn of the 20th century, used hoses to blast through hills that blocked development north of downtown -- has the city had such an important land-use opportunity, Mayor Greg Nickels has claimed...

This year, the Growth Management Act required cities and counties to update their plans to accommodate population growth and protect sensitive areas around streams and wetlands.

In King County, new rules that would require some rural landowners to leave between one-half and two-thirds of their property covered in native trees have sparked an effort to overturn them by referendum."

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Published on Thursday, December 30, 2004 in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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