Architecture

Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan Needs to Meet Higher Expectations

Every eight years the City of Seattle has a chance to make progressive changes to how we grow ranging from jobs, amenities, mobility and...

Grand Street Commons On Course to Bring 700 Homes Near Judkins Park Station in...

A partnership between developer Lake Union Partners and nonprofit Mt. Baker Housing is bringing 700 homes to a previously environmentally contaminated site on Rainier...
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Housing Notes: 16-Story Tower Proposed in Kirkland and 114 Middle-Income Homes in West Seattle

The Puget Sound Regional Council adopted a Regional Housing Strategy which could have a big impact on housing growth -- if cities and counties...

Harrell Considering Easing Micro Housing Restrictions

Despite skyrocketing housing prices across Washington State, the state legislature has failed to pass any bills easing statewide housing restrictions and promoting missing middle...
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The Urbanist Podcast: How the Cold War Suburbanized America

The tragic military attack on Ukraine by Russia has upended the world, making us think differently about things we took for granted even a...
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734 Homes Proposed in University Village Safeway Redevelopment Plans

Details are emerging on plans to replace the suburban-style Safeway grocery story adjacent to University Village Mall with an eight-story mixed-use development. The plans...

Midweek Video: How Insulated Glass Changed Architecture

Insulated glass has become ubiquitous, but it wasn’t always that way. Vox explains how insulated glass came about and how it changed architecture in...
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Housing Notes: Capitol Hill Safeway Mixed-Use Design Review, TOD in Lynnwood and Northgate

First a quick factoid to kick off this installment of housing notes. U.S. Census data shows that housing construction is on the rise across...