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Category: Neighborhoods

Roosevelt Height Limits Should Be Lower, According to Mayor

Mayor McGinn has sent a letter to Diane Sugimura, Director of Department of Planning and Development, to take the 125 foot height limit “off the table” for future plans of the Roosevelt Neighborhood zoning around the upcoming Roosevelt Light Rail Station commercial area. The Mayor is responding to strong neighborhood criticism that pushed the higher …

Mike’s Chili Parlor

We’re starting to have those cool winter days again. And a nice, hot meal warms the cockles of your heart and helps take the chill off. There’s no place better to go for this than Mike’s Chili Parlor in Ballard. Well-known for it’s amazing chili, it’s been owned and operated for 4 generations by the …

Compare Your Neighborhood to your Relocation Destination

I’ve discovered a great resource for people relocating to cities where they don’t know the neighborhoods well. This site allows them to compare features and demographics of neighborhoods in the city they are going to move to, with neighborhoods in cities they are familiar with. It’s called Homethinking.com. For information about many of Seattle’s great …

Backyard Cottages Still Controversial

The City of Seattle has proposed a comprehensive “Backyard Cottage Solution” to an existing problem that has been ignored for too long: The existence and need for regulation of backyard cottages in single family neighborhoods. This would be in the form of a citywide backyard cottage ordinance to address a situation that has been going …