How have you been breathing lately? Not well I’m guessing. The last few weeks have seen Seattle, along with cities up and down the West Coast, choked in a surreal, oppressive smoke. For the last six months,...
On Tuesday, the City of Seattle rolled out a website called ADUniverse that will offer 10 pre-approved accessory dwelling unit (ADU) designs and other information to help homeowners navigate the process of adding a backyard cottage or...
Equality Coalition for Housing and Opportunity (ECHO) is co-hosting an 2SLLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual) conversation with Share The Cities following a Be:Seattle-led tenant bootcamp on Wednesday, September 9th. Register here. In anticipation...
Construction of new apartments has reached a five-year low in Seattle, according to data compiled by RentCafe. While it makes sense that construction would slow down as a result of Covid pandemic, the numbers are still significant....
In debating the shape of our cities, the zoning ordinance gets a lot of the headlines. It gives us the bulk and height of buildings, the dimensions of our streetscapes, and the mix of uses in our...
Today, Portland did what Seattle has failed to do: grapple with its legacy of exclusionary zoning. Portland City Council voted three to one to allow four homes to be built on any residential lot in the city....
Racial equity and resilience were not prioritized highly enough pre-Covid. The Seattle Planning Commission wants to ensure the Covid recovery achieves positive results for marginalized communities. It is often said that a rising tide...
Cohousing offers ways to stay connected during the Covid pandemic that city planners, architects, and community organizers can learn from. This spring, while people across Washington State and beyond were really beginning to understand...