A City of Neighborhoods
Each of Seattle’s 100+ neighborhoods has a history and culture distinct from those around it, and the resulting patchwork has resulted in Seattle growing at an unprecedented rate. This growth has also come with the tensions of a growing urban environment trying to meet the needs of the several communities and businesses which call Seattle home. South Lake Union is one of the neighborhoods at the center of the tension between those who’ve lived in the neighborhood for decades and the forces of corporate development and gentrification. This tension would not exist without a rich history of residence, industry, and technological advancement.