Design Review

City Council Approves Affordable Housing at Fort Lawton and Extends Showbox Moratorium

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council took a big step in approving a rezone and development plan for the Fort Lawton site. The legislation...

City Council Poised to Reform Implementation of LOS Standards and New U District, Uptown...

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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...

City Council Extends ALUV Moratorium, Designates Rainier Opportunity Zone, and Greenlights Arena

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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...

City Council Sells Wallingford Site to Dunn Lumber and Weighs UW Campus Plan Amendments

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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....

Three More Highrises Sprouting in the U District

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A few months back The Urbanist wrote about The M, the first new highrise proposed for the U District since the upzone was approved....

Seattle Hopes Early Community Engagement Will Help Shape Design

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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...

New Housing, Mediocre Design Approved in Little Saigon

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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...

City Council Creates New Central Area Design Review Board and Guidelines, Adopts New Energy...

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council commissioned design guidelines and a new design review board specifically for the Central Area. The design program will...