SEATTLE’S URBAN ISLAND: PROTOTYPE 1
What will the future city look like? Pushing forward sustainability without stopping and controlling the wide expansion of human habitation is just ineffective. We need to limit human activities into a designated area that is designed to accommodate maximum activities and at the same time preserve natural life cycle. The new urban island prototype by Erick Kristanto for the Seattle Urban Intervention Competition is the first floating platform prototype that maximizes human activities on top while maximizing nature on the bottom.
TAX CREDITS CAN BENEFIT YOU
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Many small businesses don’t realize that 17 small business tax cuts have been signed into law and an additional five small business tax cuts are proposed for 2013. Are you an investor in a small business? Capital gains on investments held more than 5 years in qualified small businesses are 100% exempt for the 2012 tax year. Are you a start-up? Start-up entrepreneurs can deduct $5,000 for start-up expenditures. Here’s some more tax cuts that small businesses can benefit from this year.
WHAT 12TH AVE ARTS PROJECT WILL LOOK LIKE + HOW TO HELP
CAPITOL HILL BLOG
Dignitaries and Hill-ebrities co-mingled at the Capitol Hill home of real estate developer Michael Malone last week as part of a multi-faceted fundraising campaign that is drawing on everything from corporate support to boxing ticket sales to help build the 12th Ave Arts project and replace the East Precinct’s parking lot with a new 29,000 square-foot building providing housing, theater space and, yes, SPD parking.