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All of Seattle's Development Projects in One Map

An interactive tool just released by the city is a step toward transparency as building continues to boom.
Construction in South Lake Union, February 2015.
Construction in South Lake Union, February 2015.Ted S. Warren/AP

Seattle is in the midst of a historic construction boom—that’s obvious to anyone who’s seen the city’s crane-obscured skyline. The Downtown Seattle Association reported earlier this month that there are 106 active development projects just in and around downtown, the highest number since tracking began in 2005. Now the city is giving residents a mobile-friendly way to put names to all those glass facades going up.

This week, the Seattle Department of Planning and Development launched “Shaping Seattle: Buildings,” an interactive online map of rising projects across the city. The biggest construction cluster is, naturally, in the neighborhood of South Lake Union—otherwise known as Amazon HQ.