Economics

A sign says 4,128 square feet of retail are available.

Seattle to Boost Downtown with Additional Street-Level Uses

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to energize Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union (SLU) with new street-level uses. This...
A triplex in Magnolia. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Conventional Conforming: The Quiet Hurdle to Increasing Density

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How Federal Subsidy of Loan Interest Rates Block Missing Middle Housing Earlier in the pandemic, I was searching around Zillow. Looking at houses was a...

The Great Seattle Housing Swap

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Imagine if you could partner with a developer to build a multiplex or rowhouse on your property, and, in exchange for the land, you...

Sunday Video: Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future?

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https://youtu.be/pu2sKNJMH-k Vox looks at the history of redlining, practices of renting and selling property, zoning practices, public services and investments, and environmental health that collectively...

Midweek Video: Will Electric Cars Kill the Gas Station?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmVIYNzY-pE Davos Amos looks at what the proliferation of electric cars means for fueling stations in the years ahead. Will they die away? Will they...

Sunday Video: How Fracking Became America’s Money Pit

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https://youtu.be/jFWHxZpF9rc It turns out that fracking is not as lucrative as it was once thought, Bloomberg Quicktake explains.

Midweek Video: Can Miami Replace Silicon Valley?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaddIuKgYys Miami has over 300 highrises and a climate that many desire. The city's mayor is hoping to lure tech business and jobs from Silicon...

District Energy Is a Fit for Seattle

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In Seattle's latest update to its energy code, bans were levied on fossil fuel and electric resistance heating systems in commercial buildings and three-plus-story...