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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Jun. 18th, 2008 08:35 am
// Gumption. /

Edith Macefield is my new hero.

Also, there's apparently a benevolent crazy person in Eastlake that writes a lot of notices about demons. Kinda reminds me of the San Mateo hyperlexia chick.

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agentsteel53
agentsteel53
Danger Moose
Wed, Jun. 18th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)

that is the most shit-ugly ... thing ... being built around that poor house. The city purposely must've approved the most demented and monstrous building proposal just to spite that poor woman!


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aaangyl
aaangyl
YES WE CAN HAS!
Wed, Jun. 18th, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)

I think it's called "progress". ;)

But, this is something of a hot issue throughout the history of Seattle. Developers want to push on with bigger, better, more density, and occasionally people hold out. There are some amazing photos from the regrading days of hold-out houses up on huge dangerous peaks with all the land around them torn down and regraded. On the other side of the equation, though, the greater density DOES help reduce the city's carbon footprints, and helps people afford housing in markets that growth has priced them out of. I just wish a) the vesting law would get killed - that allows developers to abide by the planning laws that were in effect when they got their permit, even if it was 30 years ago and the codes have changed dramatically since then b) the developers would set aside a little money for making their mammoth structures somewhat attractive or visually interesting, and add some green, like roof gardens or courtyard parks or whatever. I chafe at the notion that progress and efficiency must also be ASS-UGLY.


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agentsteel53
agentsteel53
Danger Moose
Wed, Jun. 18th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)

progress - wasn't that one of the favourite buzzwords of the Soviet Communist Party??

Is Seattle unique in this regard? I can't think of any place I've seen with one little tiny house blocking a colossal development. Then again, I tend not to wander into places of development if I can help it. Seen one Walmart; seen 'em all!


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ashley_y
ashley_y
Ashley
Wed, Jun. 18th, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)

Crazy guy is right next to Pete's, where I go buy wine. I sometimes see him lying out on a mattress on his lawn.


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