Author: Charles Bond

2022 Fourth of July Transit Service

The Fourth of July holiday is coming up and Puget Sound transit agencies are planning a mix of service plans on the weekday holiday....

Building the Body Athletic – Your Urbanist Sports Year

It’s 4th of July weekend, so we’re in the doldrums of the sports year. WNBA, soccer, and baseball are in the long stretch of...

Bellevue’s State of the City Paints Urbanist Vision But Misses the Mark

Early Tuesday morning, over 150 people packed into a fourth floor ballroom of Meydenbauer Center to attend Bellevue's annual State of the City address...

Edmonds City Council Rejects Grant to Study Missing Middle Housing

Last week, the Edmonds City Council voted to tell the city's mayor, Mike Nelson, and city staff not to proceed with accepting a "middle...

Outpacing Suburbs, Seattle Grows 20,100 in One Year in Latest State Population Estimate

Seattle's population rebounded from its brief pandemic dip with a vengeance according to the latest population estimates from the Washington State Office of Financial...

Evergreen Impact Housing Fund Contributes to Nearly 750 Affordable Homes

Financing affordable housing is not an easy endeavor, and many projects end up with funding gaps that impede them from moving forward. ...

Midweek Video: Are Shipping Containers Overrated As A Building Method?

Shipping container homes have become all the rage in recent years. But they're not necessarily as practical as they might seem when it comes...
A Route 1 bus stops next to the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Tacoma’s Zoning Changes Mapped: Frequency Is Freedom

This is the first of three vignettes depicting possible conversations between imaginary people in Tacoma as the city grapples with growth, densification, and other...