Housing Authority http://kuow.org en After 40 Years In Yesler Terrace, One Resident Looks To The Future http://kuow.org/post/after-40-years-yesler-terrace-one-resident-looks-future <p></p><p>Kristin O'Donnell loves meetings. "Absolutely my hobby. I do enjoy meetings," she tells me over a cup of tea in the Panama Hotel. Meetings, she says, offer a way to affect change in her community. And besides, she likes to put on a show. "To a large extent community organizing is theater; it works just often enough that I'm hooked." Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:48:45 +0000 Dominic Black 10068 at http://kuow.org After 40 Years In Yesler Terrace, One Resident Looks To The Future The Radical Roots Of Yesler Terrace http://kuow.org/post/radical-roots-yesler-terrace <p>Yesler Terrace is Seattle's oldest public housing project. It was revolutionary when it was completed in 1940. In the near future, though, it will be completely demolished.</p><p>In its place will sprout a series of high rise towers with a limited number of low-income housing units alongside up to 4,000 market-rate private housing units, offices, retail and commercial spaces. The ultimate goal, says the Seattle Housing Authority, is to create a sustainable, healthy, mixed-income neighborhood.</p><p>It's a radical plan, controversial, and every bit as transformational as that which gave rise to Yesler Terrace in 1940.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:44:14 +0000 Dominic Black 3731 at http://kuow.org The Radical Roots Of Yesler Terrace