On the wings of hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen's meeting with the King County Council to chew the fat about his proposed NBA/NHL facility in SoDo, Matt Driscoll posted about Port of Seattle Commissioner Tom Albro's traffic concerns when it comes to a third stadium in the area, delivered to the King County Council earlier in the day.
As the post noted, yesterday morning Albro told the King County Council that another sports complex in SoDo could create traffic issues and impact the economic future of the port -- calling the arena a potential "job killer." But King County Councilman Larry Gossett took issue with that assessment, questioning Albro's ability to see the future.
To some surprise, most of our Daily Weekly commenters supported Albro's traffic argument and didn't want to hear Gossett's counter.
As commenter Godwin stated:
Larry Gosset doesn't know anything about trade or the port or traffic. Go ahead. Ask him. He will fall apart. To be that sure that there's "no problem" through outright dismissal is proof that he hasn't done his homework. It is also proof that his career is about to end, since he is riding the McGinn wagon.
And as commenter senyor says:
Please make this go away.
A new arena in SoDo would be a DISASTER, I drive in and out of it every day and it's a cluster as is. Add in the tunnel and SoDo becomes a much more important thoroughfare for getting to surface streets. Given the amount of time I have spent waiting on trains, bridges, and busses trying to get out of SoDo, I feel quite qualified to make that statement.