An aerial photo from last September includes the hole that will become the University District light-rail station. The UW plans an office tower there, but other major landholders may play a larger role in guiding the district’s transformation, says former City Councilmember Sally Clark, now UW community-relations director.  (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)
An aerial photo shows the hole that will become the University District light-rail station. The UW plans an office tower there, but other landholders may play a larger role in the district's transformation. (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)
U District’s future

University District upzone: Handful of landowners have the most to gain

Out of hundreds of property owners in the University District area, where an upzone would allow taller buildings, the UW, a parking-lot association and several other landholders with multiple parcels are positioned to benefit most.

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