Mich G

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January, 2018

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Supported a comment by Jaime Layng on Grand Street Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Jaime Layng
I agree - if Rainier is the retail side and 23rd is the office side, 23rd will inevitably become the less-trafficked side and see less vibrancy. It could also promote 23rd becoming dark and dead at night, which has potential to create space for less desirable elements at nighttime when offices aren't in use.
Supported a comment by Jaime Layng on Grand Street Commons 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Jaime Layng
I agree 100% with Mich's comment. All too often we see new development with no priorities as to what businesses can occupy the ground floor, leading to an overabundance of gyms, yoga studios, insurance agents, cellphone stores, etc. While these businesses are all needed by communities, they often aren't needed on a ground floor because people go into them because they needed to go to them or otherwise intended to specifically go to them.

It would be nice to promote more ground-floor businesses that draw in folks from the community and visitors alike. Food and drink, retail shops selling cultural items, a bar/club, a grocery or convenience store, etc. Basically retail spaces that a random passerby might pop into because it looked interesting or they realized there's something they needed to buy (something that'll almost never happen with a dentist or gym or cellphone store, etc).
Supported a comment by Nathan Miller on Grand Street Commons 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Nathan Miller
Low income housing! Price everyone out of the community as has happened to much of Seattle and you will have no cultural diversity. Simple as that. Make it affordable to live and do business in this town for someone other than tech bros.
Supported a comment by Jasmine M on Grand Street Commons 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Jasmine M
Affordable housing is the top priority for me.
Supported a comment by Jasmine M on Grand Street Commons 11 months ago
Jasmine M
Cultural diversity to me is most reflected in the diversity of food. Maybe have space for small farmers markets or pop up food booths or trucks. Also would be great to have a small playground or play space
Supported a comment by Eric Meline on Rainier & Genesee 1 year, 1 month ago
Eric Meline
As a gateway to Columbia City and the Genesee park area, it would be great to have a food hall/public market with small eateries that highlights the diversity of the Rainier Valley. It would be both a gathering spot and a place to pick up meals to take to the park areas.