Top planner: Mayor Ed Murray has revealed his nominee pick ($) to head the newly formed Office of Planning and Community Development.
Farewell: The beloved global starchitect Zaha Hadid has passed away, but her legacy will live on.
Inequality for some: The growth of concentrated poverty since the Great Recession in three infographics.
Walk, bike, dance: Don’t miss out on your chance to party on the new SR-520 bridge today; shuttles start at 10am.
Eye wide shut: Despite the fact that urban highways just lead to worse traffic, poor health outcomes and air quality, and questionable economic value, cities across the country are doubling down on building new ones and expanding others.
For the people: Two pedestrian projects in Capitol Hill could see some forward movement, one a raised intersection and the other with elaborate, artistic crosswalk designs.
Digital equity: Seattle is teaming up with Google for free internet access at public facilities across the city.
Safety first: Northeast Seattle is slated to get safety improvements on a stretch of Banner Way NE and NE 75th St.
Tall and glassy: The latest iteration of Martin Selig’s Belltown tower plans.
Long way to go: Seattle Subway pens five ways that the Sound Transit 3 package could be improved so that Seattleites back it.
No deal: A family dispute ensues over the sale of the Midtown Center property at 23rd Ave and Union St.
Parking Madness: Beating out Montréal, Federal Way went head-to-head with Washington, D.C. this week in Streetblog‘s annual Parking Madness. Good news? Federal Way made it to the semi-finals against Dallas.
Regressive policy: Getting food stamps in Washington just got a lot harder, and as many as 15,000 were booted from the food assistance program.
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