University of Washington: A Resilient Future Starts Here. Online Master of Infrastructure Management and Planning. Apply Now. Image description: Cityscape with a suspension bridge.

Design Review

Seattle Budget Amendments Advance Design Review Reform and Comp Plan Outreach

The Seattle City Council has prepared more than 200 amendments to Mayor Jenny Durkan's 2022 budget proposal. Among them are amendments that would initiate...
A series of photos of buildings near the proposed site of the Yesler Family Housing project.

Fixing Seattle’s Design Review Process

A working group has spent a year analyzing Seattle's design review process. Here are their suggestions for improvement. When most new mixed-use, multifamily, and...
A rendering of the 19-story proposal with Belltown and Downtown skyline in the background.

19-Story Deep Green Tower Nearing Approval, Belltown Livability Coalition Plotting Appeal

Tonight the West Design Review Board will take another look at a proposal for a 19-story residential tower near the waterfront in Belltown. The...

It’s Time to Overhaul Design Review

Fifteen housing advocates applied for 15 open seats on Seattle's design review boards this winter. A public records request revealed that all 15 were...

Tacoma Issues Housing Permits Three Times Faster than Seattle, Builders Report

Seattle has been taking the lion's share of the region's housing growth for the last decade, but developers are starting to look to Tacoma...

Call to Action: Support 133 Homes in Magnolia at Upcoming Design Review

The all-volunteer West Design Review Board will hear about a project at 2550 32nd Ave W that would house new neighbors and bring an...

Seattle Design Review Boards Seek Applicants

Are you passionate about increasing housing affordability in Seattle? Or maybe you want to have a say in how your neighborhood develops? If so,...

West Design Review Board Withholds Approval for 323 Homes Atop Queen Anne Safeway

In 1994, Councilmember Jim Street proudly predicted Queen Anne would be effectively off limits to new development thanks to the interventions of anti-housing activists...