Seattle is faced with a mega-project that will completely overhaul the declining SR-520 segment from I-5 to Montlake. As proposed by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), the project comes with more lanes on SR-520, a...
A suite of Comprehensive Plan amendments are now under consideration by the Seattle City Council. Three separate proposals are being vetted, which are the culmination of periodic updates required under the Growth Management Act, annual amendment proposals, technical policy...
Article Note: This is the second installment of a two-part series on laneways. See Part 1 for background on efforts to enhance Melbourne's laneway network including discussion of public realm initiatives. Melbourne, Australia is internationally renowned for its vibrant laneways, which are dotted with street-side dining,...
Over the last two months the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) recommendations garnered tremendous debate, some of which nearly killed the historic proposal and short circuited a real discussion. As a community, we need to continue talking...
“Seattle is known worldwide for its environmental leadership. City policy mandates LEED Gold for new construction, and we’ve gone well beyond that with this new fire station” - Mayor Edward Murray. Durability, efficiency and functionality were core to the design...
On this episode of CascadiaCast, I chat with Patty Lent, Bremerton Mayor and former Kitsap County Commissioner. Bremerton is the largest city in Kitsap County and home to the strategic Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Lent shared that she strongly...