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May 16th, 2017 - 12:24 am § in The Ave Scene

We Need Moth Races Off Of Seattle New Waterfront!

The Incredible Moth .. way cooler than the hydroes! These things are amazing. They can make 35 knot in a minimal wind.   Imagine Seafair with moth races replacing the hydros![...]

August 8th, 2015 - 10:43 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Waterfront

Princess Angeline’s beach shack near Pike Street.[...]

August 25th, 2014 - 8:16 pm § in The Ave Scene

A real SEATTLE waterfront!!!!

Some months ago THE-Ave.us and other websites bemoaned the Disney-esque and undistinguished design proposed for Seattle’s waterfront.. We felt the New York based architect had done a great job of designing a waterfront for Kansas City. Someone must have heard!!!! Today’s Seattle Times re[...]

April 2nd, 2014 - 11:54 am § in The Ave Scene

The Waterfront vs. Taxes Paid by Seattle’s Rich.

Over at HorsesASS, David Goldstein yells about  the Seattle Times life in a world entirely free of context: The proposal now before the Seattle City Council is to double the existing property-tax levy devoted to parks, to $54 million a year, raising the annual cost for the owner of a $400,000 home [...]

March 17th, 2014 - 3:24 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

James Corner’s Modest Vision for Seattle’s Waterfront

Do 26 Blocks of Features Make  a Design? “For 50 years now we’ve been looking through a crumbly, deteriorating double-deck freeway, and we’ve been fenced off from our waterfront,” “It’s time that we had a front door to our city.”  said Jean Godden, chair of the City Counc[...]

September 16th, 2011 - 8:49 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Waterfront Project

Last month the New York Times (August 21, 2011, By JOHN HARWOOD) summarized the views of business economists about how to stimulate the stalled economy: “While waiting for education investments to pay off, however, Mr. Gross says the government should finance immediate job creation to shore up[...]

September 2nd, 2011 - 11:14 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

The AVE: a vision for Seattle’s new waterfront.

Any successful effort to create a marvelous waterfront park for Seattle should include turning Elliot Avenue into a grand entrance into the city.  Once you cross the Ballard Bridge, there are fields, a very underused shopping center, warehouses, and amazing access to three great attraction … [...]

February 20th, 2011 - 7:00 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Seattle’s Unique Opportunity: The Waterfront

This is the city founded centuries  ago by people from the Salish Sea.  The longboats of our Samish and Duwamish predecessors were part of a network of native navigation reaching from Tacoma to Alaska.  The white men came and replaced Chief Seattle’s home but the waterfront remained the cor[...]

March 11th, 2019 - 9:15 am § in The Ave Scene

REMEMBER THE LID? WHY NOT EXTEND SEATTLE’S TUNNEL FROM BC TO OREGON?

Opponents of Seattle’s new tunnel kvetched … how can it be paid for?  Property owners were aghast that they should pay… after all they were going to be hurt!  Property owners are going to pay a LID (local improvement district tax). The $160 million tax  means a one-time hit of $[...]

March 22nd, 2018 - 1:59 am § in The Ave Scene

Seattle Nostalgia

“Seattle Nostalgia” is usually a symptom of about five people who claim to represent The People and protest developing new housing or replacing a rickety bar no one uses. Sadly, we rarely see such affection for such things as Lake Union, the waterfront, Pioneer Square, the Northwest arti[...]