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Seattle City Light has announced that plans will not move forward to build a new surface parking lot for electric vehicle (EV) charging on a city-owned property adjacent to the Seattle waterfront redevelopment in Belltown. The charging lot, which would have included approximately six to eight parking stalls, was intended to provide public EV charging infrastructure in a part of the city where it might not otherwise be available....

Adopted Regional Transportation Plan Isn’t Aligned With 2030 Climate Goals

Just a few months after adopting a long range transportation plan intended to guide investments through 2050, staff at the Puget Sound...

Sunday Video: What Happened to Seattle’s Millionaire’s Row?

When asking where Seattle's Millionaire's Row went, the trite answer is "Starbucks for coffee." But the honest answer is a bit more...

The View from Nathan’s Bus: Our Fall of Discontent

The world was ending, or so we thought. The malaise people forgot previously existed was once again upon us, a new and...

The Urbanist Podcast: Wet Architecture with Weston Wright

In the song "Five Feet High and Rising," Johnny Cash sings "Well, the rails are washed out north of town/ We got...

Mosqueda Champions Bolder Zoning Alternative 6 in Initial Council Comp Plan...

The land use committee meeting on Wednesday was an eventful one, as several councilmembers shared their critiques of the Seattle comprehensive plan...

The Urbanist’s Ryan Packer Discusses Worsening Traffic Safety Crisis on KUOW

The pedestrian safety crisis has been worsening in Washington State and across the United States, even as most other industrialized nations have...

Buses Slowed by Traffic As King County Focuses on Fleet Turnover

When the King County Council unanimously approved its gigantic $16.2 billion dollar 2023-2024 budget in mid-November, there was a broad consensus on...

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The Urbanist Podcast: Wet Architecture with Weston Wright

In the song "Five Feet High and Rising," Johnny Cash sings "Well, the rails are washed out north of town/ We got to head...

The Urbanist Podcast: Talking with Alexandra Lange about Her Book “Meet Me...

Given this podcast is dropping on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, there is a solid chance that you or a loved one will spend some...

The Urbanist Podcast: General Election 2022 Roundup with Jazmine Smith

This week, we enjoy some election round-ups as The Urbanist Elections Committee member Jazmine Smith joins Ray Dubicki to talk about the surprises and squeakers...

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Welcome to December 2022 Edition Now that the carnage of Budget Season has passed, we can move to more pressing concerns. Comprehensive plan meetings! Also,...

Events Roundup: Matt Hutchins Urbanist Talk Plus Comp Plan Meetings

On Monday, two big events are happening. At 6:30pm, The Urbanist is hosting activist architect Matt Hutchins at the November edition of our monthly...

Meet LD46 Candidate Darya Farivar Tuesday at The Urbanist’s October Meetup

We're excited to host Darya Farivar at our upcoming Urbanist Meetup on Tuesday October 11th. The Zoom session opens at 6:15pm. Farivar serves as...

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