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Housing

Mosqueda Champions Bolder Zoning Alternative 6 in Initial Council Comp Plan Discussions

The land use committee meeting on Wednesday was an eventful one, as several councilmembers shared their critiques of the Seattle comprehensive plan work thus...
Police were out in force to barricade onlookers from a sweep of Weller Street in the CID. (Photo by Enrico Doan)

Policing Will Never Solve Homelessness, Housing Will

Even headed into a recession, the Unified Care Team budget for police-assisted homeless sweeps keeps growing. By the end of 2022, the City of Seattle...

Morales Hopes to Resurrect Social Housing Amendment That Didn’t Make Balancing Package Cut

Councilmember Tammy Morales had hoped to lay some groundwork to expand social housing in Seattle, but her amendment did not make it into Budget...

Everett Mayor Slams State Homelessness Program, Seeks to Block Shelter

Tensions flared between state agencies and Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin this month over a program to move people experiencing homelessness out of state-controlled right...

Events Roundup: Matt Hutchins Urbanist Talk Plus Comp Plan Meetings

On Monday, two big events are happening. At 6:30pm, The Urbanist is hosting activist architect Matt Hutchins at the November edition of our monthly...

Sound Transit Advancing Equitable Transit-Oriented Development in the U District

In the University District, Sound Transit is moving ahead with planning equitable transit-oriented development on surplus property. The agency owns two parcels of land...
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Eight Housing Questions with Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck

"The number one barrier to economic growth in Washington state — number one — is lack of access to housing." Denny Heck is finishing his...

Seattle OPCD Beefs Up Housing Alternative 5 in New Scoping Report

The Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) cleared another hurdle in crafting its growth plan for the next 20 years with a...