Register Now: Urbanist Walking Tour – South Lake Union Boom


For our final walking tour of the year we’re partnering with several local housing organizations to take a close look the development boom in South Lake Union. While the neighborhood is best known for its transformation from a working class warehouse district to a global technology hub, the area also has a stunning variety of affordable housing projects. Putting roofs over the heads Seattle’s lower income residents, including formerly homeless people and seniors, we’ll look at everything from preserved apartment buildings to new towers that utilized incentive zoning. We’ll also visit contrasting community spaces like a neighborhood p-patch and a mid-block alley built by Amazon.

On this tour we’ll have representatives from Seattle Tech 4 Housing, Bellwether Housing, and the Seattle Office of Housing.

When: Saturday, September 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Outside the Museum of History and Industry at Lake Union Park (860 Terry Ave N)
Walking distance: 2 miles
Ticket price: $10 per person

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Scott Bonjukian is a car-free urban designer with a passion for sustainable and efficient cities. With degrees in architecture and urban planning, his many interests include neighborhood design, public space and street design, transit systems, pedestrian and bicycle planning, local politics, and natural resource protection. He primarily cross-posts from his blog at The Northwest Urbanist and advocates for a variety of progressive land use and transportation solutions.