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Jun 19, 2014 keep single family housing commented on Who to Blame for Bertha.
At the West Seattle Street Fair many years ago there was an information booth about the tunnel. I asked the supposedly learned booth hatchlings why we were building a tunnel in that particular location when a better choice would to have had the tunnel start south of Sears-Starbucks, and emerge well north of the Seattle Center. Instead of running along the waterfront, run it out in Elliot Bay. The booth people informed me that having Washington State ferry traffic cross over the tunnel was just plain unsafe. Somewhat stunned I asked if they had heard of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel? No. Have they perchance heard of the water body that lays over the Great Britain-France Chunnel? No.
Well, I foolishly thought that maybe the fact that they run AIRCRAFT carriers over the CBB&T, and they do the same over the Chunnel might make a for a bit of extra thought. I was mistaken.
Mar 27, 2014 keep single family housing commented on Is Seattle Dying? Is Seattle Dead?.
Soon Seattle will be nothing but condos and apartments:
Which means the developers and Seattle government WINS,
and we all become sharecroppers in a city that was something different, and better.

Remember when Alki was not a walled city?

Now taking a walk there is like walking down Fourth Ave on a Friday afternoon.

California Ave was nice to walk down and back from Alaska to Admiral.

Now it has some of the wonderful magic of any six blocks around Westlake park on the same Friday afternoon you did not enjoy on Fourth Ave.
Jan 31, 2013 keep single family housing joined My Stranger Face
Jan 31, 2013 keep single family housing commented on The Rent Hike.
everyone here misses the larger issue by about a light year. Seattle-government game plan is to tear out single family home ownership and make the populace scant more than sharecroppers. Renters are much more malleable than home owners, as they do not see property taxes. I challenge you to compare voting records in predominately single family home districts vs. rental areas. Remember what Alki used to look like? Think it's better now? Look at the plan for California Avenue in West Seattle. Stacks of rental units displacing single family home owners. Seattle has bitten into the failed rotten apple of all other cities that think 'more is better' which it sometimes can be, unless you don't know the price for it.