Going to bid: The Washington State Department of Transportation will soon go to bid for a new $12.5 million Amtrak station at Tacoma’s Freighthouse Square.
Co-work, co-live: New York-based WeWork is interested in picking up Martin Selig’s new Third & Lenora tower project for co-working and co-living space.
A blossoming line: First Hill Streetcar ridership continues to grow.
Philly’s big problem: Philadelphia has a tenuous relationship between simultaneous gentrification and economic decline, but the latter may be the biggest problem.
More pay: Many Americans will be getting a big raise due to new labor regulations on overtime pay.
Old is new again?: The old Capitol Hill Value Village store could get life as a new “marketplace” as part of a larger commercial development.
Urban innovation: Capitol Hill Housing is looking to offer tenants subsidized bus passes and trial shared parking.
Cheeky art: Museums in Paris are using “cheeky” renditions of famous art in subways
Double standard: The drought in California isn’t over, but it seems like it is for the rich.
The value of a view: Bellevue city hall insiders want to protect a public view corridor, but doing so could hurt transit-oriented development.
Jungle no more: “The Jungle” along I-5 is closing for good.
Rolling back TOD?: Mercer Island could reduce development capacity ($) in its Town Center.
The artist loft: These industrial-turned-residential buildings are often affordable, but The Atlantic asks: “Do these tax-subsidized apartments perpetuate segregation by excluding some low-income households?”
Once possible: Forty percent of buildings in Manhattan could not be built today.
Burgeoning district: Tacoma’s Stadium District is seeing a lot of growth and investment.
Over-hyped: Despite all of the worry, Viadoom never actually transpired.
Global rich: Richard Florida explains interesting data on the rise of the global super rich.
Map of the Week: The American West’s quickly declining natural resources due to sprawl and exploitation.
Stephen is a professional urban planner in Puget Sound with a passion for sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He is especially interested in how policies, regulations, and programs can promote positive outcomes for communities. With stints in great cities like Bellingham and Cork, Stephen currently lives in Seattle. He primarily covers land use and transportation issues and has been with The Urbanist since 2014.