Courtland Place is a small part of the larger neighborhood of Mount Baker in Seattle. It has been zoned for multifamily buildings since around the year 2000 & is an good example of townhouses that have been built in Seattle since that time. Small single family houses from the early 20th century still exist there, but are rapidly being replaced during the building boom that consumed Seattle in the late 2010s. There are also townhouses from the national housing boom of the 2000s. Three full blocks are zoned Lowrise 2. The LR2 zone provides for a variety
of multifamily housing types in
existing multifamily neighborhoods
& along arterial streets. A mix of small
scale to multifamily housing such
as townhouses, rowhouses and
apartments are encouraged. An apartment building of 7 units was built in 2004.
Courtland Place is near the major arterial of Rainier Avenue S & adjacent to Rainier Square Plaza, a small shopping center with Safeway & Ross Dress for Less, among other tenants. The 7 Rainier bus provides transit to Mount Baker Station & Downtown Seattle. The areas on 2 sides of Courtland Place are zoned for commercial development. The other 2 sides are zoned for single family homes, most dating to the early 20th century. The name Courtland Place is used for one of 2 large apartment buildings at nearby Rainier Court. The City of Seattle has acquired land for a small park on S Charlestown Street. The Courtland Place P-Patch was established in 1999. The Charlestown Hillclimb was completed in October 2014. The hillclimb (stairs) connects Rainier Valley to Cascadia Ridge.
This blog began in 2008 as Metropolitan Gardens to provide information on gardening in Seattle & places like it. Click on Gardening in Cascadia. The blog expanded to include Parks P-Patches Public Gardens in the US, Canada & Europe. Then Nature was added. (The difference between nature & gardens is intent. Nature happens. Gardens are planned.) Many recent posts are not about Seattle, or even Cascadia. They are Urban Landscape: streetscape & architecture. Cascadia is the region including the Cascade Mountains of Washington & Oregon. If you want to contact the blogger, leave a message in comments. Comments are moderated & private messages will not be posted.
The city of Seattle rests between 2 bodies of water: Puget Sound & Lake Washington. Puget Sound is a substantial part of the Salish Sea & a very small part of the Pacific Ocean. The Salish Sea is set apart from the Pacific by the Olympic Peninsula in the state of Washington & Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia. The dense, wet clouds of the Pacific Ocean travel as far as the Cascade Mountains, near the Salish Sea & not very far from the ocean. East of the Cascades lies the desert of the Columbia Basin. The moist, temperate climate of Seattle extends south to northern California & north to southeastern Alaska. The Pacific Northwest Coast from San Francisco Bay to Cook Inlet shares a flora dominated by evergreen coniferous forest. The central portion, west of the Cascade Mountains, is called Cascadia. The climate is cool & wet from fall to spring, warm & dry in summer. The Olympic Mountains block Seattle from much of the Pacific rainfall. Seattle is drier than the Atlantic coast of North America & northern Europe, cooler in summer & warmer in winter. It lies near the latitude of Paris & Quebec City.