THIS ACTION IS NOW OVER
Green Spaces and New Neighbors.
Share The City.
The lack of affordable places to live, fueled by rising rents and home prices, has pushed many people out of the city, and some people out of stable housing altogether. We have an unprecedented opportunity with the Talaris property to share 18 acres of trees & wetlands above the long-buried Yesler Creek for new community open space and to welcome new neighbors.
What is Talaris?
The former Talaris Conference Center is 18 acres in Laurelhurst nestled between UW, University Village, Children’s Hospital, Laurelhurst Elementary, and Laurelhurst Playfield.
Because it is single family zoned, the developer’s only option is to turn it into 67 suburban-style luxury homes. Current home prices in Laurelhurst average 1.7 million dollars.
Ironically, the current plan means a loss of hundreds of trees, while Seattle Council is re-dedicating itself to preserving our tree canopy.