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Seattle Posts Record Housing Revenue, but Affordable Housing Needs Outpace Supply

The City of Seattle declared this week "Affordable Housing Week" as part of an annual tradition, with the Housing Development Consortium hosting events highlighting...

International District Development Wave Comes with Growing Pains and Opportunities

More than 4,500 homes have been constructed, permitted, or proposed in the Chinatown-International District since 2019 -- 1,240 units of them affordable, based on...

Legislature Passes Sound Transit Enhanced Funding Bill, but Fails to Lift Backyard Cottage Ban

Another set of bills died Friday as another legislative cutoff passed, but a bill boosting Sound Transit funding options was not among them. Senate...
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Housing Notes: Seattle’s $143 Million Haul, Townhome Slowdown, More Housing For People Exiting Homelessness

As usual, there was lot going on in the Seattle metro area related to housing this week -- much of it is good news...
West Woodland. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Seattle Must End Single-Family Zoning to Create an Equitable Housing System

This morning the land use committee takes up Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda's proposal to rename Seattle's single-family zoning as "Neighborhood Residential." It's just a first...

PSRC Housing Strategy Seeks to Galvanize Region to Action

In July, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) released their draft three-pronged Regional Housing Strategy (RHS). The strategy is to be a collection of...

A Skyline by UW – U District Development Spree Part 2

When we last covered highrise development in the U District, there were only eight highrise projects somewhere along the permitting and construction process. That...

Sound Transit’s U District Development Site Should Be an Affordable Tower

Last week, Sound Transit released a survey on the U District Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). The parcel at 1000 NE 45th Street is in question,...