By Daniel Person, Seattle Weekly
Published on April 12th, 2017
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The University District upzone is threatening the neighborhood’s much-loved commercial heart. But is it worth saving?
The first card is an auspicious one: Justice. “This card can mean compromise,” René Aceves says. “This will underlie everything else that goes on here.” He continues to deal from his deck of finger-worn tarot cards. Soon a beastly red devil appears. “This card shows the more distant past. We usually think of the distant past as more than a year ago. I attended a meeting about a year ago, and back then, if the developers had had their way, it would have been very bad. People who like this neighborhood would have just felt fucked in the ass, he says. “So to go from the Devil to Justice is a good thing. That’s a very, very good thing.”
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