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 has degrees in architecture and planning, and his many interests include neighborhood design, public space and streets, transit systems, pedestrian and bicycle planning, local politics, and natural resource protection. He cross-posts from The Northwest Urbanist and leads the Seattle Lid I-5 effort. He served on The Urbanist board from 2015 to 2018.