Author: Editorial Board

Mercer Island Set to Renew Development Moratorium for Fourth Time in Two Years

On Tuesday evening, Mercer Island's City Council is poised to renew a moratorium that prevents the redevelopment of parcels in the southeast corner of...

Saturday Video: Business Parks Suck, But They Don’t Have To

Business parks are a common feature across the globe, but they tend to be especially depressing and inaccessible places in North America. They don’t...

Seattle Posts Record Housing Revenue, but Affordable Housing Needs Outpace Supply

The City of Seattle declared this week "Affordable Housing Week" as part of an annual tradition, with the Housing Development Consortium hosting events highlighting...

A Scaled-Back Trailhead Direct Returns for 2022

Yesterday King County Metro announced the return of Trailhead Direct, an express bus service from centrally located transit stations to hiking trailheads on the...

Urban Planning’s Three Basic Errors

A good amount of the work that we do here at The Urbanist involves pointing out where the region's governance and foresight are lacking....

Redmond Public Safety Levy Would Expand Fire and Police Force, but also Mental Health...

With election season already around the corner, cities that want their residents to vote on November ballot measures are moving to finish necessary planning...

The Urbanist Podcast: Walking the Ballard Bridge

The Ballard Bridge is a 105-year-old connection between the industrial Interbay neighborhood and thriving Ballard. With four lanes of moving traffic and completely insufficient...

Council Committee Greenlights $1 Million Aimed at Luring More Police Officers to Seattle

Yesterday, the Seattle City Council's public safety committee voted unanimously to advance a bill releasing $1 million in Seattle Police Department (SPD) salary savings...