April 27, 2013 at 8:02 AM
Sodo arena proposal questioned by critics
Seattle shouldn’t forget about alternate arena locations
I find it interesting that I keep reading in The Seattle Times about another “latest revision” to a planned arena in the Sodo District [“Remaking Sodo,” page one, April 22].I am concerned that I have yet to read even the location of the “other sites” that are supposed to be under consideration.
In October 2012, the Seattle City Council “received a number of significant concessions from Chris Hansen,” according to Councilmember Nick Licata’s blog.
The first concession is: “A full SEPA review will be completed before any Transaction Documents are signed. That means the city will take into consideration alternative sites, traffic congestion and freight mobility.”
When is the city going to even name one of those alternative sites, let alone give us an update on how they might be designed?
Gregg Whitcomb, Seattle
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