City Council Passes Right to Counsel for Tenants Facing Evictions

In a unanimous vote Monday, the Seattle City Council guaranteed the right to counsel to tenants facing eviction proceedings. Sponsored by Councilmembers Kshama Sawant,...

Interbay Armory Legislation Approaches Approval

A bill to set up a public ownership authority at the Interbay Armory site is in the last stages of the legislative process. On...

Stay Housed Campaign Launches with King County Tenants Rights Push

A group of tenant advocates and progressive organizations are banding together to push for new renter protections in a “Stay Housed, Stay Healthy” campaign,...

Seattle Has the Space

Seattle is in a housing crisis, not a land crisis. We have plenty of land in this city. So much land we have the...
A light rail guideway rises on the edge of a freeway trench at the 130th Street overpass.

Draft Plan Inches Toward Modest Upzones around 130th and 148th Street Link Stations

Urbanists have been hoping that arrival of light rail to North Seattle would transform single-family sprawl oriented around I-5 and a 160-acre publicly-owned golf...
A new triangular shaped six-story apartment building at dusk.

Shoreline Apartment Boom Picks Up Along RapidRide E, Still in Infancy Near Light Rail

Outside its light rail station areas, Shoreline has seen a noticeable bump in apartment planning, permitting, and construction in the past few years. Upwards...
A row of skyscrapers behind a row of trees at a Bellevue park.

A Perspective from the City Across the Lake

It was fitting for my first full day in the Pacific Northwest to start off with a cold and rainy January morning. As I...
Farrell smiles with a brick background.

Jessyn Farrell Declares for Mayor, Promising Housing Push and Universal Childcare

Jessyn Farrell joined an increasingly crowded Seattle Mayoral race on Thursday, and she came out swinging. “If you feel really great about how things...