By Jeanne Lang Jones
Friday, December 30, 2011, 8:07am PST
South Lake Union will remain a hot spot for commercial development in 2012, while Pioneer Square may emerge as Seattle’s next emerging neighborhood.
Amazon.com continues to drive much of the development in the city’s South Lake Union area, which has changed dramatically in recent years because of new construction.
Pioneer Square, the city’s original business district, is seeing an influx of start-up companies, with some residential and commercial developments in the wings that could bring more residents and workers to the district.