Posts for 'Development and Sustainability'

Incentives for Historic Theaters

September 29th, 2014

Frank Russell, Amazon and Weyerhaeuser decided to locate downtown so employees are close to where the action is.

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Arts Districts for Seattle

August 11th, 2014

Might your neighborhood qualify as an arts district?

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Revising Seattle’s Green Building Standard

July 2nd, 2014

Should the City scrap its green building regulations in favor of Europe’s Exemplary Buildings or Passivhaus programs?

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Council Passes Resolutions about Investing in Fossil Fuels and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

June 30th, 2014

Today the Council voted on two resolutions that I had the privilege of sponsoring.  Below are short summaries on both. I. Resolution 31525 Resolution 31525 strengthens the City’s commitment to greenhouse gas reductions by formalizing the City’s policy begun under the previous administration to not invest the City’s cash pool in corporations and other entities […]

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Affordable Living on Capitol Hill

June 9th, 2014

Capitol Hill Housing is accepting lease applications for affordable apartments in their 12th Ave Arts building on Capitol Hill. Units are reserved for those earning 60% or less of the area median income.

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An Arts District for Capitol Hill?

May 12th, 2014

On May 20, 2014, Capitol Hill Housing hosts a forum on establishing the City’s first official arts district.

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Report on Cultural Development Certification

March 10th, 2014

A consultant has been selected to recommend how to establish the nation’s first cultural development certification program.

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Seattle Tops Denver, Again, via Arts Partner Roster

February 10th, 2014

MyLife.com declares Seattle #2 and Denver #5 in their list of the nation’s 10 Best Cities to be an Artist. One reason we beat Denver (again!) is Seattle’s “Creative Advantage” arts education partnership.

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Cultural Access Bill

February 3rd, 2014

“Cultural Access” bills have been introduced in the state legislature, House Bill 2212 and Senate Bill 6151, allowing counties to provide dedicated funding to non-profit arts, heritage and science organizations.

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Come to a Seattle Workforce Housing Forum Next Week

January 31st, 2014

We don’t want to continue to price people out of Seattle with long commutes to work, contributing to pollution and suburban sprawl.

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