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Old April 26th, 2007, 12:53 AM   #61
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Haha! You're not alone on this... I know some people who left Seattle are more likely end up moved back to Seattle. I don't think I would leave Seattle for another 5 years. I still loving Seattle so much! Seattle rocks!!!!!!
It's less likely I will move back to Seattle. I prefer to live in suburbs or rural area than in a bustling city. The main reason is family and space.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 01:40 AM   #62
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It's less likely I will move back to Seattle. I prefer to live in suburbs or rural area than in a bustling city. The main reason is family and space.
Hmmm Hmmm We will see about that!
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Old April 26th, 2007, 07:56 AM   #63
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SO whats the deal with Hotel 1? Is it starting or what?
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Old April 26th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #64
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Last time I checked... They haven't start the construction yet... I will go to the retail core tomorrow to pick up few stuffs, I will check it out for you and let you know.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #65
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Seattle has so much natural beuaty that these building just make better!
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Old May 25th, 2007, 09:51 AM   #66
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I just added the new renderings for 1915 2nd Ave, Icon Tower, and AVA
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Old May 28th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #67
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Why did Seattle stop building tall?
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Old May 28th, 2007, 03:16 AM   #68
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I'm not sure I understand the context of your question...but around 1989-90, there was an initiative that passed with voters that limited the height and amount of new office space that could be built downtown. At the time, Seattle had just experienced a boom with several 700 ft + buildings, and the populace was concerned if left unchecked would create too much traffic and destroy views. As it turned out, the boom ended and the so called "CAP" initiative was unneeded, as construction fell way off in the 90's. The CAP time line has long since ended, and now parts of downtown are once again unlimited in height restrictions. Whether a developer comes in with something supertall in the next decade remains to be seen.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 09:44 AM   #69
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good movement in seattle, I've always loved the city, Seattle is just a kickass city!!!!!!!
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Old May 28th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #70
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Thanks for keeping this thread updated, Dancer!
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Old May 29th, 2007, 10:20 AM   #71
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Never been to Seattle, but it seems to have a great urbanity to it. Natural beauty, prosperous diversified economy, liberty is respected, sophisticated architecture, charming neighbourhoods, and lots of development.

One question. How far is Bellevue from Seattle's CBD?
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Old May 29th, 2007, 09:00 PM   #72
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Only about 5-6 miles straight line, but due to Lake Washington being in the middle, more like 11-12 miles driving. Driving time 20 minutes to 90 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 09:43 PM   #73
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Phew, if these things must be erected, at least they're adjacent to the inward edge of sidewalks -- I seem to remember noticing newer cities often setting their tower blocks inward, away from the street (which made me feel even more alienated) -- a load of projects there, huh? Seattle must really be changing.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 02:05 AM   #74
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What a very complete projects. Thanks Dancer!
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Do you know any details about the tree on the roof? I think it's an innovative idea. Is there going to be a sort of natural setting up top for residents to enjoy, or is it just for looks? Very cool imo. Well Done Dancer!!
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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:28 AM   #76
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I find the growth and density in Seattle and Bellevue very exciting. I don't know the details on any of this new growth though. I really hope the new condos in Seattle are designed to discourage car transportation. I assume this is just a dream though. Do you know if most of the condos have garages or adjacent parking of some kind? I would like to see Seattle developers have an influence on alternative transportation even though it may not necessarily be available yet.

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Old June 9th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #77
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Do you know any details about the tree on the roof? I think it's an innovative idea. Is there going to be a sort of natural setting up top for residents to enjoy, or is it just for looks? Very cool imo. Well Done Dancer!!
Actually it was me who found this rendering by Seattle Condo Expo Event and posted it here with small details from my own knowledge.

The answers for your question. It is just for both look and residents to enjoy it.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 05:36 AM   #78
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I find the growth and density in Seattle and Bellevue very exciting. I don't know the details on any of this new growth though. I really hope the new condos in Seattle are designed to discourage car transportation. I assume this is just a dream though. Do you know if most of the condos have garages or adjacent parking of some kind? I would like to see Seattle developers have an influence on alternative transportation even though it may not necessarily be available yet.

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Condo towers encourage better mode choices via proximity to jobs, transit, etc. Most new buildings have parking garages. Outside a certain Downtown area, garages are required. They're generally built anyway even inside that area, but the ratios are often lower.

Developers don't do anything to "discourage" their customers. But they can reduce the parking to match what they think their tenants will really want, which is allowed in the zoning of some Seattle neighborhoods even beyond Downtown. And they can build buildings designed for certain types of people, such as people who will be car-less at a high rate. Occasionally they'll put their parking off-site if their building is a historic renovation.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 05:47 AM   #79
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Do you know any details about the tree on the roof? I think it's an innovative idea. Is there going to be a sort of natural setting up top for residents to enjoy, or is it just for looks? Very cool imo. Well Done Dancer!!
I've seen trees on the tops of other skyscrapers, including in Seattle.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 09:52 PM   #80
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The completed list is filling up. I just moved the King County Office Building and the Sheraton expantion into complete. I think I might have to move the Horizon House, M Street, and The Parc soon as well. :Cheers1:
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