Recommendations for Waterfront Program Planning and Design
December 7, 2018
Darby DuComb is a land use and real estate lawyer at SFS. Recently she authored an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal commenting on the Seattle Waterfront Local Improvement District (LID).
The Waterfront LID is an almost $1.4 billion program, nearly $1.1 billion of which has already been secured or will be secured through taxpayers and philanthropy. The Waterfront LID is designed to contribute an additional $200 million dollars for a Promenade, an Overlook Walk, Union St. Pedestrian Connection, Streetscape Improvements, and improvements to Waterfront Park. The Waterfront Program agenda outlines its purpose and plans. Darby’s article in the Puget Sound Business Journal urged the City to delay moving forward with the Waterfront (LID). This is because there are simply too many unresolved issues with the Waterfront LID, and now there is more than 50% opposition to it. This opposition supports delay until further planning is completed.
Read more regarding these issues from Darby DuComb in the Puget Sound Business Journal.