Saturday, 4 July, 2020

Ryan Packer

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Ryan Packer lives in the Summit Slope neighborhood of Capitol Hill & has been writing for the blog since 2015. He reports on multimodal transportation issues, #visionzero, preservation, and local politics. He believes in using Seattle's history to help attain the vibrant, diverse city that we all wish to inhabit.
A street improvement project that is about to start construction this winter on Capitol Hill might take a lot of people by surprise, mostly because it's coming in the guise of a park improvement project. But it's been in the works for quite some time. Summit Slope Park, located on...
It's been a mixed month for the Pronto bike share system. The bike share just celebrated its first year and is getting heavy scrutiny for what some see as under-performing metrics. In late October, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced they did not receive the TIGER grant funding that they...
A lot of drama has been brewing over the past few months in Pioneer Square. That's because one developer has proposed a new 11-story building on the edge of the historic district. Wedged between the Alaskan Way Viaduct and S Jackson Street, the current structure falls within the boundary of...
A pretty sizable crowd turned out at City Hall on Wednesday evening to listen to historical minutiae and discussions of structural integrity with a clear goal in mind: putting up a roadblock to the development of one of Belltown's most dense commercial strips. We covered the building under review on Wednesday: the...
Today the Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board will do what it does on a very regular basis: hear arguments regarding a local building or institution, and decide if that building should receive special protection from alteration or destruction. But today's meeting will be very different from a normal one, because...