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December 5th, 2016 - 10:20 am § in The Ave Scene

“About half of the homes sold in Seattle’s suburbs are going to Chinese buyers”

Vancouver Housing Tax Pushes Chinese to $1 Million Seattle Homes Just a few days after Vancouver announced a tax on foreign property investors, Seattle real estate broker Lili Shang received a WeChat message from a wealthy Chinese… BLOOMBERG.COM[...]

October 15th, 2015 - 1:46 am § in The Ave Scene

With Kingdome Paid Off, what to do with $20 Million?

Remember the Kingdome? Well we have been paying it off until last January  … or our visitors have.  The  hotel and motel taxes in King County went to pay the debt not just for building the big wart but for the repairs when the ceiling tiles fell down. Now the debt is paid, what should we [[...]

October 7th, 2015 - 8:08 am § in The Ave Scene

SEATTLE: Cars do not need streets.

Seattle to kill two busy lanes, claims traffic won’t suffer BY JASON RANTZ, KIRO Radio Host | October 5, 2015 @ 3:20 pm Even though the First Hill streetcar is embarrassingly over-schedule and over-budget, the Seattle Department of Transportation is pushing for another streetcar. (SDOT) Commen[...]

June 9th, 2015 - 12:19 am § in The Ave Scene

SEATTLE TIMES: Seattle’s Too Damn Ugly

 Angry neighbors demand halt to ‘Eastern Bloc’-like cityscape in Seattle City Council members considering changes to development rules heard emotional testimony from homeowners upset about how their neighborhoods are changing.[...]

June 6th, 2015 - 8:31 am § in The Ave Scene

Whom would YOU Choose to Replace a Mural in Seattle’s Historic “Africatown”

This painted out wall once held a fine mural depicting soe of the history of Seattle’s African American Community. Then it was gone. A new mural is being painted nearby by a successful artists, Emily Charlotte Taibleson. I hope and assume she will do a great job, but I am sad that with all the[...]

May 7th, 2015 - 10:08 am § in The Ave Scene, UW

Housing In Seattle: Should we have mixed income housing?

In a recent (AAUP) post on housing mobility among poor households, I wrote, “”Living next door to a middle class neighbor is going to give someone job skills to be more employable.”   I meant to write “… is NOT going to give someone job skills.”!! My apologies f[...]

January 9th, 2015 - 1:42 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle 15?

Seattle Met Chooses Seattle Up and Coming Leaders Seattle Met is one of those glossy urban magazines one finds in hotel rooms and on the coffee tables of affluent friends.  The Met is also an interesting magazine because it has reached out to one the few remaining  political reporters in Seattle,[...]

November 3rd, 2014 - 7:10 pm § in Environment, The Ave Scene

Finally ,,, Bringing Rapid Transit to the PNW

Sound Transit floats $15B plan to expand mostly rail service As expected the Seattle Times kvetches about taxes.  Of course they have no problem when developers want to use public resources to build and build and build,  This time, however, everyone benefits.   King County gets to be green  by [...]

September 11th, 2014 - 2:46 am § in The Ave Scene

Burke Museum to pitch Legislature for a new building

The Seattle Times reports that the UW wants the legislature to fund a new builfing to replace the 52 year old  Burke Museum. The current building is too small toexhibit the collection and the lack of  air-conditioned or climate-control puts its extensive, important collections at risk. Its directo[...]

February 26th, 2014 - 4:14 am § in The Ave Scene

The Seattle Way of Preservng a Neighborhood

  Among the ugliest of new Seattle’s buildings is the structure next to the Ballad Bridge.  Imbedded within this concrete blob is a tiny house that once belonged to Edith Macefield.  Then in her 80’s, she refused to sell her little house on N. 48th St., despite being offered  $1 [...]