On October 14th, Governor Jay Inslee issued another extension of his eviction moratorium and rent freeze through the end of the year and also prohibited utility shutoffs until the Covid-19 crisis is over. The Governor's previous eviction...
Bellevue, Renton, Issaquah, Maple Valley, North Bend, Covington, Snoqualmie, and Kent voted to opt out of King County's homelessness measure by proposing their own city-based packages focused on higher income housing. Last month King...
On Thursday, the Sound Transit Board of Directors met to decide on the fate of more than a dozen paused capital project actions. Nine capital project actions were identified for advancement and funding with agency staff directed...
Using a pack of highlighters to show the absurdity of developing a private enclave in the city. Last Tuesday, the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) held an online public information session...
Join Share The Cites and The Urbanist in welcoming Shane Phillips to a Seattle-centered discussion about his book The Affordable City this Thursday September 24th from noon to 1pm. The book is a comprehensive look at how to...
Accessory dwelling unit (ADU) reform has been taking off across the Puget Sound region. Seattle, Tacoma, and Burien all approved sweeping changes to ADUs last year followed by Kirkland in March. Seattle also took a step further...
We know two things are true: we need more housing—1.8 million more people are expected to move to the Puget Sound region before 2050—and our region is falling behind our climate goals, as evidenced by the fires...
How have you been breathing lately? Not well I’m guessing. The last few weeks have seen Seattle, along with cities up and down the West Coast, choked in a surreal, oppressive smoke. For the last six months,...