From the Eastlake Ave. Blog, concern over by TOPS from neighbors about a new development that says it is just 5 units but:
"...neighbors note that it will actually have 39 individual units
grouped around common kitchens on each floor (a basement and four other
floors, with one kitchen on each floor).
The neighbors also question locating such a project, which they
fear will have transient occupants, just two doors from the TOPS@Seward
School and two houses away from a daycare center." There are also concerns around parking (which really is difficult around TOPS).
DPD seems to think it about the size rather than the number of units and that it part of the Residential Urban Village (under the Comprehensive Plan).
I've heard of this kind of "apartment" which is basically a small room with a bathroom (smaller than a studio). I'm sure it fills a need but it seems like the City should take into account how many people could potentially live there and the impacts on a neighborhood.
The district reports that four SPS high school science teachers are attending a summer camp of sorts at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. They get to work with scientists one-on-one on projects they are interested in. They also spend time in a teaching lab to learn new science skills to use in the classroom.
Along with the knowledge the teachers will bring back, they also will be
able to borrow SEP science kits for the year. While some cost up to
$10,000, the kits include items from the more exciting microcentrifuges
down to every day plastic wrap and dishwashing detergent. The kits have
all the pieces to conduct experiments on topics such as DNA gel
electrophoresis, bacterial transformation and fruit fly genetics.
Further, the teachers will be provided with donated surplus lab
supplies, a resource library, a $500 stipend and graduate level credit
through the University of Washington.
What's on your mind?