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Sixth & Lenora Construction Pit

Sixth & Lenora Construction Pit

I dropped by Sixth and Lenora today to get some up-to-date photos.

On a personal level, I am excited about this project for two reasons:

1) When finished, it will be the highest-density “neighborhood” in the entire Pacific Northwest.

2) I may want to live here when it’s finished.

Sixth & Lenora Construction Area

Sixth & Lenora Construction Area

6th & Lenora Construction Pit

6th & Lenora Construction Pit

I realize that the dual-tower project will not exactly be a “neighborhood”, but the addition of ~1,000 residents to Downtown Seattle will certainly bring more businesses and pedestrian traffic to the area.

To foster a more livable neighborhood, I would like to see the proposed rents ($2.75/sqft) come down.  Yupsters and Hipsters are all well and good (and profitable I’m sure), but things get sterile and plastic very quickly when they are all that is around.  The last thing we need down here is another pretentious coffee shop.

Hipster Aquarium

Hipster Aquarium

It would be nice if our bus drivers, cab drivers, retail workers, police officers, and small business owners could live amongst the people they serve.

Alas, most of those who own and develop property Downtown do not live Downtown, and by extension, could not care less about what is best for our people.  It’s all a numbers game.

Hopefully, the numbers will be in our favor when it’s time to fill the units.


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