Monday, September 24, 2018

Patrick Taylor

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Patrick grew up across the Puget Sound from Seattle and use to skip school to come hang out in the city. He is an designer at a small architecture firm with a strong focus on urban infill housing. He is passionate about design, housing affordability, biking, and what makes cities so magical. He works to advocate for abundant and diverse housing options and for a city that is a joy for people on bikes and foot. He lives in the Othello neighborhood with his fiance and kitty.
Seattle is changing and growing increasingly unaffordable for working class people. One solution is to build more public and non-profit owner affordable housing to provide options for lower income residents at risk of being displaced. Seattle has been investing in affordable housing for many years and has a lot...
A few months back The Urbanist wrote about The M, the first new highrise proposed for the U District since the upzone was approved. In the next few month at least three more proposed highrises will come before the city's Design Review Board, proving the upzone is working and...
Today at 2pm, the Seattle City Council will hear a report from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) on the status of free-floating bikeshare, as the department prepares to begin work on new legislation that will make the pilot program permanent. The report starts with a brief overview of free-floating...
The sun is finally out and May is Bike Everywhere Month, so what better time to get out on a bike for some car free adventure, be it a quick ride around the city, or riding a trail out of town for an overnight adventure. In urbanist and transportation...
On April 19th the proposed design for the new Overlook Walk and Seattle Aquarium Ocean Pavilion went before the Design Commission and was approved with one condition and several recommendations. The Overlook Walk is described as " a signature element"  for the redesign of the waterfront and will be composed...
On April 10th, a building proposed in Little Saigon was approved by the Southeast Design Review Board. It will occupy a 51,402 square foot site on the block bounded by Jackson and King Streets and 10th and 12th Acenues. The site is the former Acme poultry processing complex, from which the...
In February of last year, the Seattle City Council passed a major upzone of the University District, which allowed highrises in parts of the neighborhood for the first time since the 1970s. On April 9th, the first new highrise proposed under the upzone went before the Northeast Design Review...
Please join us on our first tour of the season where we will learn about the future of the University of Washington! Over the next 10 years the UW is projected to grow from around 70,000 students, staff, and faculty to over 80,000. Where will these new students, staff...