Friday, 23 October, 2020
https://youtu.be/-2MTiUGvqyE In this short video, three years of urban development and change across South Lake Union, Denny Triangle, Belltown, Queen Anne, and Westlake are captured from the Space Needle. The change block by block, day by day, is incredibly transformative...
The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has adopted two new Director's Rules. One regulates the application of interior dimensional requirements for Small Efficiency Dwelling Units and another prescribes a new design for large notice signs required by...
Cities face a complex web of interconnected problems today — affordability, transportation, safety, livability and many others. Often these problems appear to be in competition for scarce resources, forcing us to make hard trade-offs. As Seattle has pushed density levels...
Tonight at 6.30pm, the East Design Review Board will be hosting an Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting for the planned twin-tower project located on First Hill, directly adjacent to Town Hall Seattle. As this project consists of twin towers...
In my Sightline piece from May, I described how homeowners in Wallingford have worked for decades to block housing via downzones, increasing development burdens, and dominating the inequitable and anti-tenant neighborhood planning process. Just last year, the Wallingford Community Council...
Road construction begins today on Columbia Street to deliver future transit improvements. The first phase of the project is focused on a stretch of road between First Avenue and Third Avenue. The street is a vital one-way conduit for traffic...
Sound Transit “TBM #1” (née Brenda) successfully holed-through yesterday at the University of Washington Station, marking the end of tunnel boring work for the Northgate Link extensions. TBM #1 made two trips on the University District-to-University of Washington leg, in part...
This past spring, the Washington State Legislature passed HB 2382 --a bill that allows public agencies to utilize surplus public land for affordable housing development. The land can be sold, swapped --or leased. This has the potential to be a really powerful...