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Community Development

Amid Challenges, Chinatown’s Small Businesses Celebrate Lunar New Year’s Arrival

In Chinese zodiac tradition, 2023 will be the year of the Water Rabbit. The sign for the Rabbit is associated with longevity, peace, and...

Nuance In My Backyard

Nimbys, Yimbys, and How Toxic Waste Kicked Off Both Movements. For years, I’ve identified as a fervent Yimby advocate — an acronym which means “Yes,...

Support for Freeway Lids Advances in Seattle Comprehensive Plan

At the junction of SR 520 and Montlake Boulevard in Seattle, construction crews are busy at work laying the foundation for the Montlake lid,...

Advocating for Seattle’s Nightlife, Post Pandemic

Fall calls for nighttime things, Halloween doubly so. Therefore, a pre-holiday trip to the Georgetown Morgue fit the bill. Terrifying in all the best...

An Urbanist Vision for Seattle’s Third Avenue

Third Avenue in downtown Seattle is a place where many a plan goes to die, and yet the planning efforts keep stacking up. The...

Take a Sneak Peek at Six New Parks Coming to Seattle

On September 27th, the Seattle City Council, which serves as the Metropolitan Park District Board, passed its funding plan for 2023-2028 in a 8-1...

Connect and Learn at the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Community Forum

Thursday, September 29th, 3-7pm, at Capitol Hill Station Plaza There are many things that make Capitol Hill stand out not only among Seattle's neighborhoods, but...

Chinatown and Transit Advocates Push for 4th Avenue Light Rail Station

As Sound Transit lays out 90 miles of new track, 57 new stations, and three new light rail lines over the next 20 years,...