Architecture

Right Up Our Alley

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Visit Europe and the alleys are alive. They are a place for people with active uses filling up the storefronts. Sure, they still have...

Photo Tour of Sound Transit’s New Operations and Maintenance Facility East

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Excitement has long been building for Sound Transit's many system expansions that are due over the next few years. With the agency's extension of...

How Ballard Avenue Got Its Unique Pergolas

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The Urbanist spoke with business owners and leaders who have spent the last year trying to keep restaurants, shops, and the farmers market working...

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...

Midweek Video: Metro’s New Eastlake Bus Layover Facility

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iqMgUoNKkU King County Metro will construct a new bus layover facility on Eastlake Ave E and is still in the bidding phase for construction. The...
Mockup of what new overhead wayfinding signs will look like at Westlake Station. (Sound Transit)

Sound Transit Updates Station Wayfinding and Seattle Implements New Street Wayfinding

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As the Puget Sound Region comes out of a year's-long pandemic hibernation, local agencies are hard at work improving the wayfinding system for people...
A new triangular shaped six-story apartment building at dusk.

Shoreline Apartment Boom Picks Up Along RapidRide E, Still in Infancy Near Light Rail

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Outside its light rail station areas, Shoreline has seen a noticeable bump in apartment planning, permitting, and construction in the past few years. Upwards...
A "Missing Large Housing" graphic shows a range of midrise and highrise housing options between six-story "five over one" and pencil skyscrapers, including social housing and shared ownership options like baugruppe. "The middle class lives here in industrialized societies," a label notes.

Missing Large Housing and Berkeley’s Push to End Apartment Bans

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Historically, Berkeley has been a hotbed of resistance to new housing and an innovator in excluding people of color. In fact, Berkeley was the...