August 25th, 2007, 07:02 AM
Any other native Seattlites distressed with the state of the city? From every perspective: quality of life, environmentally, population reduction, this city is taking dramatic steps backwards, all with the cheering and applause of people who want to take everything we know and pave it over in some social engineering scheme. I don't know who invented the false notion that density is somehow good for quality of life, but that is one hell of a flawed premise. This city built around evergreens, and mountains, and rivers, and oceans is being converted and covered with ugly towers, ugly public transportation corridors, and over population. The fact that our parents bought houses with yards in good neighborhoods surrounded by beautiful scenery and we, of the next generation, are relegated to buying condos with a median price of $300,000 living in a semi urbanized jungle (even in suburban areas) with multi story buildings blocking all which is beautiful is only an improvement to a person who knows NOTHING. This lifestyle is being forced upon us by corporations and government officials who are complicit in what you see going on. Any generation whose city and quality of life is worse than that of their parents is an abhoration in America. Where are the Seattle environmentalists who are watching probably the most dramatic transformation this city has even seen and who are quiet and say nothing? I have a strong suspicion, even from reading posts in this forum, that all this clammoring for density and development and a overall reduction in our quality of life is coming from out of state commercial interests or immigrants from foreign countries who are used to living in over populated places. Well you know what, that has never been Seattle, so take it back to where it came from.