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Monthly Archives: December 2016

A First Look At The Downtown And South Lake Union MHA...

Proposed zoning changes for Downtown Seattle, South Lake Union, and a sliver of the International District are headed to the Seattle City Council. Later...
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Seattle Times Delivers Fake News On Backyard Cottages, Annotated Edition

There wasn't much that The Seattle Times got right in its editorial yesterday gloating over and hailing Hearing Examiner Sue Tanner's ruling against Councilmember Mike...

Incentive Zoning Nets $32 Million To Help Fund 610 Affordable Homes

Mayor Ed Murray announced $47 million in funding for affordable housing via the City's optional incentive zoning program and the housing levy at a...

Map Of The Week: Seattle’s Open Space Gap Analysis

The Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is in the process of forming their 2017 Parks Development Plan. One of the key aspects of the...

Pioneer Square Obstructionists Prevail Again

In 2011, the Seattle City Council reached what was, at the time, perceived as a compromise on height limits in Pioneer Square. Councilmember Tim...

King County’s Comprehensive Plan Major Update Finds Approval

The Metropolitan King County Council met last week to discuss and vote on the County's Comprehensive Plan major update, a process that occurs once...

Hearing Examiner Rules Seattle Must Do EIS, Delays Backyard Cottage Law

In a blow to the Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda (HALA), Hearing Examiner Sue Tanner issued a ruling that the City of Seattle must conduct an...

Major Affordable Housing Investment Announced Near Future Northgate Link Station

In a major announcement yesterday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine revealed that an agreement to spend $20 million on...