This is to announce that Samantha Updegrave, a senior urban planner for the Department of Planning and Development for the City of Seattle, has agreed to write the foreword to the Ghosts of Seattle Past Atlas. It is our hope that her insider knowledge will lend insight into the shape and direction of development going forward (no pun intended) and offer solace and context to those commemorating sorely missed Seattle spaces.
Big ups to Samantha and to all of the permits and blueprints we now have access to!
Everyone else: Please submit your memories, art, essays, and photography, and pin to our digital map of lost places. We can’t wait to read your stories.