Seattle To Recommend Lift On Building Height Limit

Law360, New York (February 9, 2012, 7:05 PM EST) -- Seattle's planning department is preparing to recommend that the city council raise height limits for new buildings in the South Lake Union neighborhood in order to accommodate the up to 100,000 new residents expected to move to the area over the next decade, Planner Jim Holmes confirmed Thursday.

While Seattle has undergone several zoning changes in recent years, developers wishing to build apartments or office buildings exceeding five to eight stories, such as the Amazon.com Inc. headquarters downtown, have had to obtain exceptions from the city...
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