Housing

The Fremont Bridge goes up to let a catamaran pass.

Mosqueda’s Budget Balancing Package Advances Progressive Priorities and Bridge Maintenance Bonds

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Budget Chair Teresa Mosqueda's balancing package, released yesterday, would amend Mayor Jenny Durkan's 2022 budget proposal to invest more in street safety, homelessness services,...
Tear gas rises near the East Precinct building on E. Pine St. on Monday, May 1, as police disperse a crowd of protestors. (Photo by Ethan Campbell)

Where Urbanists and Progressives Go from Poor 2021 Showing

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Council President Lorena González's resounding loss to former Council President Bruce Harrell marks the third straight Seattle mayoral election in which the progressive fell...

Transit-Oriented Development Planned for Kent/Des Moines Station, Additional Feedback Sought

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Two surplus lots are up for redevelopment at the future Kent/Des Moines Station. Sound Transit has about four acres of land that it wants...

With Statewide Eviction Moratorium About to Lapse, King County Braces for Surge in Filings

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King County received $145 million in rent assistance from the Federal government to distribute to tenants in what could be a godsend for many....

Morales Proposes Adding $70 Million to 2022 Housing Budget

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Seattle Councilmember Tammy Morales is seeking to add $70 million in social housing funding to Mayor Jenny Durkan's budget via two budget amendments. Meanwhile,...

Seattle Budget Amendments Advance Design Review Reform and Comp Plan Outreach

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The Seattle City Council has prepared more than 200 amendments to Mayor Jenny Durkan's 2022 budget proposal. Among them are amendments that would initiate...
Two young kids on trikes in an open street.

The Secret to Seattle’s Success is Social Infrastructure, not Low Taxes

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The Jumpstart Seattle tax was a take-off-the-mask moment for Seattle that is still reverberating through Seattle politics. Some would have us believe low taxes...

Sunday Video: Why So Many New Buildings Are Covered in Rectangles

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https://youtu.be/Ml-ZP-_e_o4 Vox explores why so many new buildings seem to prominently feature rectangular panels as exterior cladding.