Seattle Council Greenlights Taller Towers, More Density

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The Seattle City Council on Monday approved several zoning changes that will allow for taller towers and more density within the city's South Lake Union area, which has become a hotspot of developer activity in recent months due to the rise of its tech hub.

In a unanimous vote, the nine-member council pushed through a large package of legislation that include allowing building heights to reach new highs — between 125 feet and 400 feet — in certain urban and transit station areas, as well as...
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