Shaun Kuo

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Shaun Kuo is a junior editor at The Urbanist and a recent graduate from the UW's Jackson School. He is a Seattle native that has lived in Wallingford, Northgate, and Lake Forest Park. He enjoys exploring the city by bus and foot.
While Shoreline's park bond measure did not make it to the November ballot, neighboring Lake Forest Park's ballot contains a measure to increase funding for parks in this suburban city north of Seattle. Proposition No. 1 or the levy for walkways, safe connections, parks, and recreation also would also...
Aerial photo of the University of Washington overlooking a fountain, with Rainier Vista at its center
Already the destination for many transit riders, the U District Station offers the most reasons to visit for light rail riders on its opening, October 2nd. Food and retail are easily more numerous and diverse in the U District when compared to Northgate and Roosevelt. The source of overwhelming...
Five hot air balloons at Green Lake Park's eastern fields. This was taken during 2018 annual Pathway of Lights.
With the Northgate link light rail extension coming online, tens of thousands of additional daily riders are estimated to use the region's light rail system. If you're expecting to be one of those new riders or an preexisting one, there's good reason to stop at the new Roosevelt Station....
A photo shows a road with a bike lane.
When we last covered new development coming to the Roosevelt Station area, the Link light rail Northgate extension was still over two years away from opening. Back then, Roosevelt Station was already on the outer perimeter of a growing cluster of old and new mid-rise apartment buildings. For the...
Photo of the eastern facade of the Kraken Community Iceplex
From ice skating to disc golf, the Northgate Station area offers activities to work up an appetite, as well as globe-spanning cuisine to satisfy it. So, you've taken the light rail up the new Northgate Station and you're looking for things to explore and do. Well, Northgate has its fair...
A rendering shows the potential and planned projects at Northgate Station, formerly Northgate Mall.
Transportation infrastructure for walking and biking in the Northgate Station area has received a boost as Link light rail arrives in the neighborhood. With Northgate's light rail station opening imminent, let's revisit the station area's existing and incoming conditions. The entrance of Link light rail into Northgate delivers rapid...
The Richmond Night Market
With over a year of Stay Healthy Streets and Café Streets, Seattleites have become accustomed and even approving of the pedestrianization and expanded use of our streets. But Seattle can go farther to create even more vibrant pedestrian environments, and regular night markets should be one route for street...
A sign says 4,128 square feet of retail are available.
On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to energize Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union (SLU) with new street-level uses. This effort hopes to help Downtown and South Lake Union recover from the pandemic-induced recession by filling vacancies and promoting active streets. The legislation also offers...