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Seattle Times: Ruling calls bluff on Seattle’s misguided housing policy on backyard cottages

Ruling calls bluff on Seattle’s misguided housing policy on backyard cottages TreePAC has worked to inform the city that second houses on single family lots, called back yard cottages, would have a major impact on Seattle’s urban forest ( though … Continue reading

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Tree Preservation Ordinance makes the headlines! Score one for the TreePAC green agenda…

As green as Seattle likes to portray itself to be, the city hasn’t put much emphasis on protecting its tree canopy. From a long time after non-native settlers arrived, the idea was to cut down the trees. As the city … Continue reading

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As Development Booms, Seattle Gives Up On Green Space

By Adiel Kaplan So-called pavement parks are a growing trend in major American cities and they’re one of the new ways Seattle is looking to increase open space without spending billions From atop a steep slope above Myers Way in … Continue reading

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Seattle needs parks, not just ‘parklets’

Tuesday, June 28, 2016. By Knute Berger. I admit that my expectations might be way off. I grew up in Seattle in a part of town you might call The People’s Republic of Olmstedia. The Olmsted Brothers firm shaped modern … Continue reading

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No room for trees in Seattle’s new parks

Wednesday, April 27, 2016. By Mark Hinshaw. Ellen Sollod’s “Cloud Veil” at 12th Avenue Square Park. Credit: Seattle Parks & Recreation Credit: Alex Garland Forget what you think you know about green Seattle parks. A new park just south of … Continue reading

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Mayor’s response to homelessness still tied to selling public land

Friday, April 22, 2016, by David Kroman In this edition of Remember When: How Seattle plans to pay for its homelessness State of Emergency. Remember when the $5 million in one-time spending was unveiled, the money was going to come … Continue reading

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Should Seattle sell off rare open space?

Monday April 18, 2016, by Joe Copeland, Crosscut Should Seattle sell off rare open space? A city map of the Myers Parcels which lie just west of Highway 509 above the Duwamish River Valley. All marked areas except the campus … Continue reading

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Seattle Times: Acre of public trees in West Seattle cut down

By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle officials are investigating the unpermitted cutting down of more than 150 trees in a city-owned greenbelt next to homes in West Seattle. The City Attorney’s Office is heading up the investigation into … Continue reading

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Seattle May Sell This Park-Like Land To Help Fight Homelessness

By JOSHUA MCNICHOLS • FEB 26, 2016. Copied from http://www.kuow.org Barbara Dobkin, council of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, stands with her dog Mattie on a hill in front of the Seattle city-owned land she’d like to see turned … Continue reading

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Citizens step in front of chainsaws to stop tree removal

City takes the trees, leaves questions By Shane Harms02/16/2016 Concerned citizens gathered at the City Light (SCL) owned Loyal Heights Substation (7750 NW 28th St.) on Feb. 12 in an attempt to save three large ornamental cherry trees. However, their … Continue reading

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