Oct 22, 2015
commented on About Bill Bradburd's Campaign Slogan
If you have lived here for 10 days, you are a Native American. You must mean Duwamish Tribal Member. Can you IMAGINE if a Tsleil-Waututh tribal member came here and tried to "take back Seattle"??? There would be an uproar.
Jul 3, 2014
commented on Why Public Tranportation Will Not Work Without Agressive Social Engineering
One strategy that would help in this regard is a policy that allows sound transit to build integrated TOD around stations, as happens in place like Singapore. Let's take a look a Beacon Hill Station. The station is almost entirely underground, yet the land on top of this station is basically wasted space.
We really do not need anymore wind swept plaza, bamboo, and benches with "bum deterrents".
Imagine if Sound Transit were allowed to develop the property above the station in an efficient and profitable way, say a 12 or more story residential/commercial building with integrated station entrances. The profit from this development could be put right back into expanding the system, plus we would be expanding the supply of affordable houses.
I have a sinking feeling that even Kshama Sawant would be opposed to this... but I hope I am wrong.