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Living In An Incubator

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Location: Kent (East Hill), WA

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Living In An Incubator Reply with quote

A comment I made at Seattle Transit Blog in response to the article on The Future of Housing Near Transit

Yesterday, I went to a great little sushi place in Georgetown (which, if you like real industrial settings, like me, you should check out, ).

The place had some nice street parking right along where it was and some parking in the back. Very low impact.

What I thought it — this is what’s great about living in a place which isn’t all built up. A new and innovative business or retail place can open up, with low cost rent, and provide jobs, find a customer base and then grow.

This is the opposite of the Transit Model which establishes a high cost infrastructure at the get go, and locks in certain routes and businesses. That means that all future development has to occur at a very high cost, high rent….the high leveral model that has caused us so many problems in the past.

Part of my requirements for a place to live is low costs. An incubator environment where businesses, artists, creative people can set up shop and do new things without having burdensome taxes, fees, “infrastructure” choke the life out them before they can get going.

That is why I think the low density, personal transit model, is a far better one than the high cost, high density, public transit model.

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