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City Inside/Out looks into the waterfront redevelopment debate
City Inside/Out: 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.


Bob Donegan, President, Ivar's

Karen Gielen, No Waterfront LID

Marshall Foster, Director, Office of the Waterfront

Linda Mitchell, Homeowner

Jon Scholes, President, Downtown Seattle Association

Linda Suyama, Owner, Azuma Gallery

Carol Ure, Homeowner

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