The rezone battle lines are being drawn. In South Lake Union, companies like Vulcan are waiting not-so-patiently for the neighborhood to be rezoned so they can start building 200-foot-plus buildings. However, doing so will change not only the skyline but also the views of Seattle landmarks such as the Space Needle around the city.
The Space Needle itself isn't too thrilled about the idea of being blocked from view and Space Needle Limited Liability Co., the company that owns the Needle, took to the radio airwaves Tuesday to make their displeasure known.
"Growth and development are good things for the city and we understand that with that comes change and the potential loss of hundreds of public views," Space Needle CEO Ron Sevart said in a press release. "That's why it is especially critical that Seattle residents are aware of the decisions being made by the City Council and that we fight to preserve select public views that belong to everyone."
The radio ads join website sites in their push to turn public sentiment against the rezoning plans.
The Seattle City Council is still mulling over a decision but in the meantime, make sure your voice is heard either way. Let us know what you think of the rezoning plans in the comments.
· Space Needle runs radio ads against blocking views in South Lake Union rezone [PSBJ]
· All SLU Rezoning Coverage [Curbed Seattle]