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Neighborhood Beefs

National corporations, expand willy-nilly into Seattle neighborhoods at your own peril. CVS recently tried to integrate itself in Wallingford and West Seattle and is feeling the brunt of local dissatisfaction over the size and style of their plans. Yesterday, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed temporary emergency legislation that will require minimum Floor Area Ratio to make sure stores meet a density requirement. Seattle Transit Blog has more details on why residents want, for once, to see bigger stores. [STB]