Eastside

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Bellevue Council Update: Supporting Retail, Fostering Cross-Cultural Connections, and Rules on Remote Participation

Bellevue is continuing the trend of Eastside cities analyzing their retail sectors, and their City Council is doing so without enacting a development moratorium....

Woodinville’s Downtown District Poised for Major Growth

Walkability and wineries are transforming this bedroom community into a suburb with a distinctive vibe. Few suburbs in the Seattle metro area are as difficult...

Mercer Island Set to Renew Development Moratorium for Fourth Time in Two Years

On Tuesday evening, Mercer Island's City Council is poised to renew a moratorium that prevents the redevelopment of parcels in the southeast corner of...

Redmond Public Safety Levy Would Expand Fire and Police Force, but also Mental Health...

With election season already around the corner, cities that want their residents to vote on November ballot measures are moving to finish necessary planning...

Meetup Video: Claudia Balducci Joins The Urbanist

Last night, The Urbanist was pleased to welcome King County Councilmember Claudia Balducci, current chair of the council and President of the Puget Sound...

Bellevue Council Update: Rezones for Religious Properties & City to Get Drug (Settlement) Money

Work on the issue of affordable housing continues in Bellevue, as the City Council voted Monday evening to advance staff work on rezones for...

Bellevue Adds Restrictions to State Mandated Housing Legislation

On Wednesday evening, Bellevue's seven-member Planning Commission advanced final recommendations for implementing portions of HB 1220 within the city. That bill, passed by the...
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Transpo Notes: Sea-Tac International Arrivals Facility Opens, East Link Delays, Sound Transit Report Dismisses...

This week's Transpo Notes roundup looks into Link light rail project timeline shifts due to labor disputes, restarts of the RapidRide R and K...