Saturday, 31 October, 2020
A few years ago, Seattle ran an interesting experiment on radically densifying low rise neighborhoods with microhousing--a typology of small, minimal units that provide somewhat affordable rents as an alternative to expensive apartments or shared housing. They came in...
From mega developments like the Collective in London, to more boutique spaces like Euclid Manor in Oakland, co-living is increasing its influence on housing markets across the globe. As the trend arrives in Seattle, developers are...
The City of Seattle is beginning a process to enhance the city's Design Review Program, which dates back to 1994. The basic structure of the program has remained largely the same since then, despite small modifications occurring over the...
The next phase of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) is being planned, and associated with it may be millions of dollars in discretionary public benefit funding. Occupying four city blocks, the WSCC Addition project will transform a long-neglected...
Editor's Note: Rendering for the featured image is by MIR. The University of Washington is wrapping up major construction of new student housing in the West Campus just in time for the start of a new school year. The new residence...
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...
Portland is awash in more than just craft beer. It's a mecca of Pacific Northwest urbanism. The look and feel of Portland is very noticeably different from its sister city Seattle. Many residential neighborhoods have a greater mixing of housing...
If you're into maps and data as much as we are, you'll probably love this new series of maps made by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTfHP). NTfHP has an excellent series of maps relating to historic preservation called Older, Smaller,...