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When Link opened in 2009, it was expected to be a catalyst for transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Rainier Valley: MLK Way is littered with the sort of auto-oriented, suburban-style development that defines placelessness, and is ripe for redevelopment. A unprecedented economic downturn delayed those aspirations somewhat, and for a...
Factoria is a Bellevue neighborhood located just southeast of the I-90/I-405 interchange. Home to T-Mobile, Factoria also boasts many other office buildings, small hospitals, a large strip mall, a 1700-student High School and an growing amount of condos. While it does not provide a very transit-positive experience, Factoria was...
Housing and transportation costs are closely intertwined. Getting the true cost of housing requires calculations beyond the costs paid for rent or mortgage. The federal livability index takes into account not only the cost of providing a roof over your head, but also transportation cost. Homes that are further from...
Seattle would be a much denser city if its metropolitan area were squeezed inside the city proper. The current estimated population of the city of Seattle is 634,435 people. If we divide that number by the city's land area, 83.87 square miles (SM) we get a density of about 7,565...