Absent active leadership in shaping and maintaining Sodo’s future, Seattle will witness the ascent of luxury condos, apartments, retail, restaurants and hotels, and the inexorable demise of good-paying blue-collar jobs in a healthy light and medium industry zone [“Will development eclipse Sodo?” Opinion, Jan. 18]. The proposed arena for the NBA and NHL is…More
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Do the math The city of Seattle has been corrupted in such a way that it has allowed hedge-fund guy Chris Hansen to pay for an economic-impact evaluation of his arena proposal, thereby assuring the sort of objective research expected of paid advocates like lawyers or public relations people. [“Editorial: Make Hansen fund arena vote...More
Commercial waterfront jobs are necessary The Seattle Times was right to call out City Hall on the loss of our commercial shipping business. [“Editorial: Pay attention to the port, industrial sector,” Opinion, July 10.] What did we expect? After forever putting off long-promised and much-needed additional freight access in Sodo, the city of Seattle fell all over…More
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…More