Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

April 27, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Sodo arena proposal questioned by critics

Seattle shouldn’t forget about alternate arena locations

Chris Hansen said he wants to create a Seattle version of L.A. LIVE around the impending Sonics basketball arena, and members of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce were in town visiting last week to check out the scene. (Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

Chris Hansen said he wants to create a Seattle version of L.A. LIVE around the impending Sonics basketball arena, and members of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce were in town visiting last week to check out the scene.
(Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times)

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

| Topics: arena, Sodo, Sodo arena

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►