Protestors march against Goodwill development and proposed retail stores

Marchers rally in the streets against developers that are proposing the construction of a shopping mall at the Goodwill site located at the intersection of Rainier Avenue South and South Dearborn Street. The protest was held on Saturday, April 21, and left from 12th Avenue South and East Yesler Way toward the Goodwill site where a rally was held.
The development will be two-third the size of Northgate Mall. Plans call for 650,000 square feet of retail, more than 80 percent dedicated to large, national chains. The development calls for 2,300 parking spaces, a move which organizers say will double traffic volumes on Rainier Avenue South. A coalition of neigborhood groups, Little Saigon businesses and environmentalist groups has been trying to influence this development toward a project that fits the character and scale of the area with a less auto-oriented design utilizing green building principles.
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