Housing

Rorschach Plans: One Seattle Comp Plan is Just a Mess of Dots

The City of Seattle requires your comments on its upcoming Comprehensive Plan Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) by next Monday, August 22. As Natalie Bicknell...
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I-135 Social Housing Backers Expect to Qualify for February Ballot After Turning In Another...

Initiative 135 has taken a step closer to putting social housing on the ballot. House Our Neighbors, the campaign behind the effort, says they...

SDOT Quickly Plans Bike Lane on Former RV Encampment Site in West Seattle

Weeks after the City of Seattle displaced residents of an RV encampment on SW Andover Street in West Seattle just south of the West...

Seattle Among U.S. Cities Where Inflation is Growing the Most

It's hard to avoid the topic of inflation these days. Price increases on basic goods are impossible to overlook at most stores, discussion of...

Housing Notes: Ambitious Developments in Kent, Everett, and Seattle

This edition of housing notes will explore some particularly ambitious projects in the works across the Puget Sound region. It's also worth noting to...

In Wallingford, Vision and Memory, Luck and Loss

The “Visions of Wallingford” project poses a question: “How does a neighborhood learn?” It’s one that strikes me as both fascinating and important.  It’s important because...
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Housing Abundance and Affordability Social Hour with Tech 4 Housing

The Urbanist and Tech 4 Housing are hosting a social gathering at the Pine Box, August 16th, 5:30-7pm to talk about how we can...

Jumps in Rent Underscore Need for Rent Stabilization in Washington

Rent stabilization and ending apartment bans, a match made in heaven. Rents are going up, and almost no one is being spared. Even tenants in...