The Highline Times had an interesting pair of articles on Monday about development in Seatac. The first mention’s the City’s plans to create a “downtown entertainment district” around the light rail station, specifically its plan to buy a surface parking lot and replace it with a garage that would improve car access to the neighborhood. Great, except that the current owners would like to build a multi-use development there instead (see the next article).
The second one is about “a moratorium on applications for building and development permits in the station area.” Apparently developers are unhappy with some of the requirements the City has enacted. Seatac planning director Steve Butler says “the proposed standards would upgrade ground floor space requirements, establish a new street grid and increase design regulations for parking structures.”*
Date: 12/7/2009 5:00 PM – 8:00 PMLocation: Holiday Inn Conference Center
17338 International Blvd.
SeaTac, Washington 98188
*this quote from The Highline Times.
The illustration can be viewed in this 2006 City of Seatac report.