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Tag: Development and Sustainability

Capitol Hill Arts District

Capitol Hill becomes Seattle’s first official arts district. And, it’s about time, gosh darn it!

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Artists and Vacant Buildings?

I came across the article, below, on MyNorthwest.com today, written by Rachel Belle, that I found interesting enough to share with you. In a related effort, I’m working to convince developers to buy visual art from local artists as amenities for new apartment buildings and condos. Look for an update on my progress in a […]

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Incentives for Historic Theaters

Frank Russell, Amazon and Weyerhaeuser decided to locate downtown so employees are close to where the action is.

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Arts Districts for Seattle

Might your neighborhood qualify as an arts district?

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Revising Seattle’s Green Building Standard

Should the City scrap its green building regulations in favor of Europe’s Exemplary Buildings or Passivhaus programs?

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Council Passes Resolutions about Investing in Fossil Fuels and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Today the Council voted on two resolutions that I had the privilege of sponsoring.  Below are short summaries on both. I. Resolution 31525 Resolution 31525 strengthens the City’s commitment to greenhouse gas reductions by formalizing the City’s policy begun under the previous administration to not invest the City’s cash pool in corporations and other entities […]

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Affordable Living on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill Housing is accepting lease applications for affordable apartments in their 12th Ave Arts building on Capitol Hill. Units are reserved for those earning 60% or less of the area median income.

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An Arts District for Capitol Hill?

On May 20, 2014, Capitol Hill Housing hosts a forum on establishing the City’s first official arts district.

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Improving the Look and Placement of Newspaper and Periodical Vending Boxes

One challenge of keeping our sidewalks downtown and in our neighborhoods reasonably safe and attractive is managing the use and appearance of newspaper and periodical vending boxes.   It is not unusual to see them damaged or covered with graffiti and stickers or used as trash bins. In some cases a dozen or more are lined […]

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Report on Cultural Development Certification

A consultant has been selected to recommend how to establish the nation’s first cultural development certification program.

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