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Despite Slowdown Worries, 2021 Sets A Townhouse Production Record in Seattle

Last year, The Urbanist covered a Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties (MBAKS) report suggesting that townhouse development in Seattle might be...

Majority of Bellevue Residents Support Inclusionary Zoning, Worry About Affordable Housing in New Poll

In a survey of 475 Bellevue residents commissioned by the Bellevue Housing Research Coalition and conducted by Change Research, 68% of those polled said...

Harrell Teases Inclusionary Zoning Tweaks, but Nothing Concrete Yet

At a West Seattle community meeting on Wednesday, Mayor Bruce Harrell teased the prospect of zoning reforms and said the City is assessing the...

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...
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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...
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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...

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...