Nice column this week by Jon Talton of the Seattle Times. The basic gist is he believes Seattle's downtown avoided the morass of a lot of other cities and is on the upswng due to things like Amazon's growth, Viaduct project, Gates Foundation, inflow of downtown residents, and our great human capital.
Many places dream about a "live-work-play"downtown. Seattle actually has one.
The biggest reasons: Seattle never allowed its downtown to collapse, especially losing all its retail to malls. Cities such as Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C., that allowed this have found it nearly impossible to reverse. Seattle didn't experience massive tear-downs, replacing buildings with surface-parking lots. Downtown fits into a larger central core fabric with attractive, affluent and even funky neighborhoods.
For Jon's full article, look here.
By Wendy Leung with Seattle Condo Review. A guide to Seattle condos exclusively for buyers and sellers.
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