Encouraging Downtown To Reach New Heights

Proposal would allow Seattle downtown buildings to be taller in an effort to increase density, attract jobs, and curb sprawl.
January 7, 2005, 2pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Mayor Greg Nickels unveiled a proposal yesterday that would allow taller buildings in downtown Seattle in hopes of creating more housing and jobs in the city's core and curbing suburban sprawl....The mayor's plan also would require developers to contribute money toward affordable housing in exchange for increased height and overall building size...The plan was praised by developers and environmentalists, who pointed to Vancouver, B.C., as a model for what Seattle's downtown might look like."

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Published on Friday, January 7, 2005 in The Seattle Times
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