I disagree that this is a planning failure. The big complaints that I'm seeing, and which I agree with, are mostly a function of consolidated ownership. The designs in the neighborhood are fine. They're not extraordinary, but they're fine. If Wright Rundstad had parceled this out and sold all the land--which is exactly what they did for the first 5 years--we would have a very different neighborhood. But market conditions changed, Shorenstein came is as an endlessly monied partner, and Meta showed up and said "we'll take all of it". That's not a planning problem or a political problem, it's a consequence of all the land being controlled by one owner and there's nothing any city government can do about that. And, lest we forget, Sound Transit is going to serve this area and many people will get there using the light rail. They also facilitated a great connection to the Eastrail, which in a couple years will be a seamless connection throughout most of the eastside. So yeah, it's a boring office park, but it's far from a planning failure.