I came across two interesting developments covered by the Seattle Times:

1. With all these construction projects over the last few years, ever wonder if Belltown will get greener?  I remember years ago when there were high hopes for the Growing Vine Street project which, while not exactly Central Park or Marlborough Street, certainly makes a slice of Belltown a bit more walkable and livable.  Now there's talk of making Bell street a bit less sketchy.  Read more about the Belltown Boulevard project.

2. Vulcan wants South Lake Union to go higher.  Interesting story about different points of view on the tension between economic and other benefits of greater urban density and some new Vulcan residents worried they'll feel walled in.  Vulcan wants to go up to 30 stories.  More details here.