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U District upzone: Handful of landowners have most to gain

Aerial shot of U District station (hole at left of high rise), looking southwest.  Station is near NE 43rd St.

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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