Housing

Farrell smiles with a brick background.

Jessyn Farrell Declares for Mayor, Promising Housing Push and Universal Childcare

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Jessyn Farrell joined an increasingly crowded Seattle Mayoral race on Thursday, and she came out swinging. “If you feel really great about how things...
Photo of a single-story duplex in Wallingford, with three-story townhomes behind it.

The Historic Preservation We Need: Four Floors and Corner Stores

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We cannot escape the echoes of history. I live in and own a house in a formerly redlined section of Wallingford. This house was...
Advocates hold red signs backing rent control and housing the homeless.

Tenant Advocates Win Seattle Eviction Ban Extension and Press for Broader Reforms

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Earlier this month, a 47-group-strong coalition urged Mayor Jenny Durkan to extend Seattle's eviction moratorium through the end of the year. That pressure has...
Downtown Tacoma's stretch of Pacific Avenue hosts the Tacoma Link streetcar. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Zoomers Flock to Tacoma over Pricey Seattle

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You would have to be quite old to remember when it was cheaper to live in the city than the countryside. It’s been a...
Illustration of low scale and mid scale housing, showing some 4-story buildings next to single family.

Home in Tacoma Project Chugs toward Citywide Zoning Overhaul

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Tacoma has embarked on a sweeping plan to reform residential zoning in the city. The Home in Tacoma project could transform single-family and multifamily...
A white SUV next to a charging port.

City Light Plans Electric Car Charging Lot in the Heart of Ballard

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Seattle City Light has announced plans to develop a former substation near NW Market Street and 28th Avenue NW in the Ballard Urban Village...

Vital Growth Management Bills Move to the Senate

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Washington Can't Wait Week of Action is March 15th-19th. It’s the third quarter of the Washington Legislative session. The body’s major (self-imposed) hurdle has been...
A "Missing Large Housing" graphic shows a range of midrise and highrise housing options between six-story "five over one" and pencil skyscrapers, including social housing and shared ownership options like baugruppe. "The middle class lives here in industrialized societies," a label notes.

Missing Large Housing and Berkeley’s Push to End Apartment Bans

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Historically, Berkeley has been a hotbed of resistance to new housing and an innovator in excluding people of color. In fact, Berkeley was the...