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Mr. McGinn, Mayor
Seattle
600 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA RE: Proposition of the Replacement of the Seattle Seawall
Dear Mayor McGinn,
Am writing to compliment you for your excellent work in the replacement of the aging Seattle seawall on the basis of the following economic impacts:

1). The determination of the study area and existing conditions is satisfactory.
The proposed seawall area is well defined and stated in the project proposal. The area under study is the one which will be economically affected by the Seattle seawall project. The study focuses on S. Jackson Street which is to the south and Broad Street which is on the north, Elliot bay lying on the west while First Avenue is on the east. These are areas mapped out which are to be affected directly economically by the project. Furthermore, areas also which are to experience indirect economic effects are mapped out. The area described under indirect economic impacts is large. This area consists of the central Puget Sound region and the city of Seattle. The Central Pugget Sound region includes pierce, Kitsap, king and Snohomish counties. The area is well studied.
The use of the impact analysis for planning model (IMPLAN) was a correct decision since it is principally based on input-output analysis. Additionally, the evaluation of the existing economic conditions linked with each alternative based on the collection of data from Puget Sound regional council (PSRC) and the city and from the census of the United States was satisfactory. The agency conducted a regional economic analysis in order to evaluate effects of the alternatives on distribution of economic activity regionally in the area where the chosen alternative will have…...

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