Housing

A Skyline by UW – U District Development Spree Part 2

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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 TOD Offers Chance to Transform Overlake Village

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Sound Transit recently opened a survey looking for community input on their plans for transit-oriented development near the Overlake Village Light Rail Station. If...

‘Huge Victory’ for Tenants as King County Council Broadens Protections

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In a 6-3 vote yesterday, the King County Council approved a bill greatly expanding tenant rights in unincorporated King County. Sponsors Girmay Zahilay, Jeanne...

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

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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,...

Northern Midrise – U District Development Spree Part 1

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If you still need proof that Seattle is not dying, just take a look at the development activity undergone, ongoing, and forecasted in the...
A triplex in Magnolia. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Conventional Conforming: The Quiet Hurdle to Increasing Density

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How Federal Subsidy of Loan Interest Rates Block Missing Middle Housing Earlier in the pandemic, I was searching around Zillow. Looking at houses was a...

Durkan Again Delays Racial Equity Analysis of Seattle Growth Strategy

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In November 2018, Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, with the backing of housing advocates like us, succeeded in getting $500,000 added to the City budget to...

303 Battery: The World’s First Net Zero Energy Highrise Apartment Building

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On a humble lot in Belltown, a remarkable building is underway. While 303 Battery may never raise the same level of international buzz as...