Friday, 23 October, 2020
Seattle's design review process has been on a hold for about a month now due distancing measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Today, Mayor Jenny Durkan unveiled a work around to keep projects advancing so that the...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council took a big step in approving a rezone and development plan for the Fort Lawton site. The legislation will pave the way for an affordable housing complex with more than 235...
On Wednesday, the Seattle City Council's held the last Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee meeting of the year. Three items were on the agenda, with changes to regulatory requirements for transportation level-of-service standards being the most...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council waded through a very lengthy agenda. Councilmembers voted to extend a heavy industrial moratorium in Aurora-Licton Urban Village (ALUV) in hopes of later attracting denser mixed-use development. They also passed South...
On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved disposition and sale of a City-owned brickyard (3819 4th Ave NE) next to Dunn Lumber in Wallingford. The property is currently owned by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and...
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...
Under new rules that started this month, early community engagement will be a key element of Seattle's design review process. Policymakers hope that the change will get developers and community members talking to each other before the formal design...
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...