Seattle Skyscraper Projects Infographic – September 2014

Several large buildings are being proposed or are under construction in Seattle, adding homes, offices, stores, parking, and more to meet demand. Featured in this infographic are building projects in Seattle which include skyscrapers at least 200’ tall.

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News Roundup: Economy

A collection of recent news:

  • CVS Pharmacy proposed for Airport Road & Pacific Highway/SR 99 [PDF] (The Everett Herald, December 10, 2014)
  • Sound Transit considering Sounder North cancellations during inclement weather, due to mudslides (The Seattle Times, December 12, 2014)
  • The Economic Alliance of Snohomish County reports on improving economy (MLTnews, December 16, 2014)
  • A website on historic Snohomish County corners (via Mukilteo Beacon, December 17, 2014)
  • Mukilteo residents discuss remaking Japanese Gulch (Mukilteo Beacon, December 17, 2014)
  • Falling gas prices is good news to many, including the Edmonds School District (Lynnwood Today, December 18, 2014)
  • Spud Fish and Chips and Top Pot Doughnuts to come to Edmonds’ Salish Crossing project (My Edmonds News, December 18, 2014)

This is an open thread.

Picnic Point Park Photos

A collection of photos from Picnic Point Park from May 19, 2013. An article about the park will come at a future date.

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News Roundup: Street Social Issues

A collection of recent news:

  • Everett’s Community Streets Initiative Task Force reports on street crime and social issues (My Everett News, November 20, 2014)
  • WinCo considering to open a store in the former Edmonds Top Foods building (My Edmonds News, November 24, 2014)
  • Commentary about the future of housing in Edmonds (My Edmonds News, November 24, 2014)
  • Proposed pot store causes controversy in Central Everett (My Everett News, November 26, 2014)
  • Seattle’s The Stranger has an entire issue relating to the Alderwood Mall (The Stranger, November 26, 2014)
  • Safety concerns on 196th Street SW in Edmonds (My Edmonds News, November 30, 2014)
  • Community Transit to add more commuter runs; plans on expanding and expediting its double-decker orders (The Seattle Times, December 3, 2014)
  • Everett has a new logo, and the commenters think it’s a yawner (My Everett News, December 3, 2014)
  • Legal battles over Snohomish County and the Oso landslide are getting expensive (The Everett Herald, December 4, 2014)

This is an open thread.

Tandem Garages

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Meadowdale Vista – Lynnwood, WA

Some of the newer single-family housing developments in Snohomish County have three-story houses with what appear to be one-car garages from the outside, next to two-story houses with traditional two-car garages. In reality, those three-story houses do have two-car garages, using a concept called the tandem garage.

Tandem garages have their advantages and disadvantages on their usefulness. Also, they are debatable on whether they are built with the homeowner in mind, or for the developer’s bottom line.

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News Roundup: Big Rock

A collection of recent news:

  • Puget Sound Dental Clinic to open location in Lynnwood (Lynnwood Today, November 8, 2014)
  • Lynnwood’s sales tax increase proposition for transportation has 52.74% no vote (Lynnwood Today, November 9, 2014)
  • Trinity Lutheran’s Everett student housing project moves forward (The Everett Herald, November 11, 2014)
  • 4-story Public Storage proposed near Mukilteo [File Number: 14 114199 ACUP] (Snohomish County, November 12, 2014)
  • Neighbors complain about abandoned houses in Mukilteo (Mukilteo Beacon, November 12, 2014)
  • Old news: Lynnwood TC fills to capacity on workdays (Lynnwood Today, November 13, 2014)
  • Old news: Mountlake Terrace TC fills to capacity on workdays (MLTnews, November 13, 2014)
  • Routing out crime, drugs, homeless encampments, & squatters in unincorporated Snohomish County (The Everett Herald, November 16, 2014)
  • The top 8 code violation types in Mukilteo (Mukilteo Beacon, November 19, 2014)
  • Big rock unearthed at the Courtyard by Marriott Everett site (The Everett Herald, November 20, 2014)
  • Also, the big rock now has a Twitter account (The Everett Herald, November 20, 2014)
  • Sound Transit to seek new fees & taxes to expand bus & light rail service (The Seattle Times, November 20, 2014)

This is an open thread.

Everett Development Photos: November 2014

Skotdal Apartment Project – Everett, WA

The following photos are of different project sites in Everett. All photos were taken on November 10, 2014. The projects shown here are:

  • Silver Lake Vue
  • Northlake Court Townhomes
  • The Reserve at Everett
  • Walmart – Cascade View
  • 3515 Hoyt Avenue
  • Hampton Inn by Hilton Everett
  • Potala Market Place
  • Skotdal Apartment Project
  • Courtyard by Marriott Everett

Area-wise, the 1st & 2nd projects are in Southeast Everett, the 3rd & 4th projects are in South Everett, and the rest are in & around Downtown Everett. The photo gallery can be found here.

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News Roundup: Lynnwood Midrises

A collection of recent news:

  • Two recent building proposals for the former Alderwood Grade School site (City of Lynnwood):
  • Former Everett nursing home being converted into 85 apartments for seniors (The Everett Herald, October 17, 2014)
  • Point Wells redeveloper wants to pay Snohomish County for more personnel to expedite the permitting process (The Everett Herald, October 20, 2014)
  • Sundquist Homes proposes 31 homes at the former City Church in Mountlake Terrace (MLTnews, October 22, 2014)
  • Detached condo owners near Mukilteo stuck with $15,000 sewer repair bill (The Everett Herald, October 24, 2014)
  • A concept for the former Evergreen Elementary site in Mountlake Terrace (nextMLT, October 24, 2014)
  • Chick-fil-a begins construction on new Lynnwood store (Lynnwood Today, October 26, 2014)
  • Lynnwood plans to modify zoning around Alderwood Mall (Lynnwood Today, October 26, 2014)
  • A train trench in Downtown Edmonds should cost $250-$290 million (My Edmonds News, November 3, 2014)
  • Commute times are increasing in Snohomish County (The Everett Herald, November 3, 2014)
  • Edmonds’ Westgate zoning changes delayed again (My Edmonds News, November 4, 2014)
  • Everett plans to strengthen its property nuisance laws (My Everett News, November 6, 2014)
  • Dwayne Lane now allowed to build car lot at Arlington’s Island Crossing, with conditions (The Everett Herald, November 7, 2014)
  • Five Corners roundabout completed in Edmonds (My Edmonds News, November 7, 2014)

This is an open thread.

Mountlake Terrace Development Photos: October 2014

Mountlake Townhomes, Mountlake Terrace, WA

The following photos were taken in Mountlake Terrace. The projects shown here are:

  • Vineyard Park at Mountlake Terrace
  • Mountlake Townhomes
  • Cedar Cottages

Neighborhood-wise, the 1st & 2nd projects are in Downtown Mountlake Terrace, and the 3rd is in Gateway.

The photo gallery can be found here.

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Lynnwood Development Photos: September 2014

Avalon Alderwood Phase I, Lynnwood, WA

The following photos are of different project sites in the Lynnwood area. All photos were taken on September 30 and October 1, 2014. The projects shown here are:

  • Lynnwood
    • Lynnwood Crossroads Shopping Center
    • Lynnview Apartments
    • Ryann Building
    • Bartell Drugs Alderwood
    • Kelsey Corner
    • Lynnwood Place
  • Alderwood Manor Census-Designated Place
    • Motif Apartments
    • Brexton Place
    • Arbor Mist
  • North Lynnwood Census-Designated Place
    • Avalon Alderwood Phase I
    • Tivalli
    • Meadowdale Vista
  • Meadowdale Census-Designated Place
    • The Preserve at Meadowdale Beach
    • Glennwick Grove

The photo gallery can be found here.

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Website Revamp

Rachel the Piggy Bank, Pike Place Market

For the next several weeks, PugetSoundScape will be going under a website revamp.

Currently planned are a website redesign, a lower percentage of development photo articles, and a higher percentage of opinions, because people like opinions, right?