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What are the issues surrounding redevelopment of Seattle's waterfront?
City Inside/Out Local Issues: Waterfront LID Debate

The recent viaduct closure has brought an unusual quiet to Seattle's downtown waterfront. Meanwhile, a major land deal is being sealed. The Seattle City Council will soon vote on how to fund a $712 million plan to remake Seattle's waterfront. After months of negotiations, the city reports it has reached an agreement with downtown landowners to create a $160 million local improvement district (LID) to help fund the project. While some property owners have balked at the tax proposal, others say they're happy to pay the price. We look at the benefits, costs and concerns behind rebuilding Seattle's waterfront.

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