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Seattle Waterfront Funding Strategy
BDS Planning & Urban Design is currently working with the City of Seattle on a funding strategy for Seattle’s new waterfront park. BDS’ role is technical analysis and ratepayer outreach related to a Local Improvement District. This work is directly connected with BDS’ earlier work on the Metropolitan Improvement District renewal and expansion, which assesses many of the same ratepayers for ongoing clean and safe services throughout downtown Seattle. An important policy question is the relative role of property assessments in relation to voter-approved levies, government funding, and private fundraising for developing and managing Seattle’s new waterfront.
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