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Tag: Univeristy District

Urban Politics #157: Lifting The UW Lease Lid

June 3rd, 2003

The “lease lid” is a limit on the square footage of property the University of Washington may lease in specific neighborhoods surrounding the campus. It was imposed in 1985 to prevent UW leasing from distorting the real estate market and driving out other uses.

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Urban Politics #156: Neighborhood Plans And The Mayor’s Plans

May 27th, 2003

Recently there has been much media attention on the relationship between neighborhood plans and economic development in Seattle. This debate has come into sharpest focus in three communities: Northgate, University District and South Lake Union. In each of them the Mayor has proposed some major public investments or changes to the existing land use controls. These set of proposals are referred to as the Mayor’s Action Agendas.

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