Downtown Seattle Association http://kplu.org en Design Firm Offers Ideas To Make Downtown Seattle More Inviting, Visually Interesting http://kplu.org/post/design-firm-offers-ideas-make-downtown-seattle-more-inviting-visually-interesting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle's downtown looks "spectacularly disjointed." That's the assessment of landscape architect Shannon </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nichol</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after walking every block in a 65-acre area around the city's Pike and Pine streets, from just east of Interstate 5 down to the waterfront.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Nichol's design firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol&nbsp;was hired by Downtown Seattle Association to come up with ways to <a href="http://pike-pine.org/" target="_blank">spark a renaissance along the Pike/Pine corridor</a>&nbsp;and make downtown more inviting and visually interesting. The group of downtown boosters wants to extend the vibrancy of Pike Place Market and the waterfront all the way up to Capitol Hill.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:03:23 +0000 Ashley Gross 13591 at http://kplu.org Design Firm Offers Ideas To Make Downtown Seattle More Inviting, Visually Interesting Coalition concerned about public safety Downtown http://kplu.org/post/coalition-concerned-about-public-safety-downtown <p><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; ">Recent violence against tourists and residents in downtown Seattle is putting pressure on the city council to put more cops on the street.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 26px; "><span style="font-size: 14pt; line-height: 38px; ">The council received a letter from a large coalition of businesses and organizations concerned about public safety downtown.</span></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:52:44 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6684 at http://kplu.org Downtown apartment construction signals a recovery http://kplu.org/post/downtown-apartment-construction-signals-recovery <p>The number of apartments being built in downtown Seattle has jumped almost 10-fold compared with two years ago, suggesting the city&rsquo;s downtown core is in the midst of a rebound.</p><p>The first condo building to start construction in five years also recently broke ground in the city&#39;s Denny Triangle neighborhood. That&#39;s another sign that the market may be beginning to revive, after the real estate crash brought condo construction to a halt.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:23:31 +0000 Ashley Gross 5395 at http://kplu.org Downtown apartment construction signals a recovery