Housing

Backyard cottage with woman in patio and sunset.

Snohomish County Liberalizes Backyard Cottage and Basement Apartment Rules

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Snohomish County's long-awaited reform of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) has finally come to pass. Yesterday, the Snohomish County Council voted unanimously to pass a...

Northgate’s Construction Spree Is Just Starting

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In the past two decades, development in and around Northgate has, for the most part, been a bit sleepy. Every few years a new...

Tacoma Issues Housing Permits Three Times Faster than Seattle, Builders Report

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Seattle has been taking the lion's share of the region's housing growth for the last decade, but developers are starting to look to Tacoma...

Seattle Council Passes Eviction Defense Package

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Yesterday, the Seattle City Council passed three bills extending protections for tenants facing the threat of eviction. They also voted unanimously to send a...

JumpStart Prevails, Court Dismisses Chamber Lawsuit

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Corporations hoping to derail Seattle's JumpStart progressive payroll tax were thwarted in a court ruling released Friday. King County Superior Court Judge Mary Roberts ruled in...

Sunday Video: The Dark Legacy of This Iconic Baseball Stadium

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https://youtu.be/DxJuuWUzQzI In Los Angeles, the history behind Dodger Stadium is marred by forced displacement of Latinos in several neighborhoods. The initial displacement was for government-funded...
Harrell wears a blazer and gestures toward tents in the background.

Durkan and Harrell Pressure Seattle Public Schools to Remove Homeless Encampments

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Former Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell held a mayoral campaign event Friday in front of a homeless camp on a playfield at Broadview-Thomson...

New Round of Studies Underscore Benefits of Building More Housing

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Recently, a flurry of studies about the effects of new housing supply has emerged. They rebuff skeptics, who argue against building more housing. In...