Social Housing

Seattle Black Faith Leaders Urge Mayor Durkan Not to Sign Amended Density Bonus Bill

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Update: Council Bill 120081 was signed into law on by Mayor Durkan on July 9, 2021. Critics are still hoping that the amended law...

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...

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...

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...

Homeless Advocates Launch Campaign Against ‘Compassion Seattle’ Charter Amendment

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Recently on a cool May afternoon, a group of protestors gathered in Victor Steinbrueck Park brandishing signs that read "Sweeps Bring No Compassion" and...

Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability Program Is on Course So Far

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Last week the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program celebrated two years of being in effect in all multifamily areas of the city. The data...

Op-ed: How to Improve Compassion Seattle’s Charter Amendment

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Author’s Note: I eventually changed my mind and moved from the ambivalent support you see below to firm opposition. Two reasons were paramount: CA29’s use of...

Leslie Kern’s ‘Feminist City’ Offers Critical Corrective to Patriarchal City-Making

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Leslie Kern teaches feminist geography, but she is under no illusion that straightforward solutions can magically cure the imbalance and violence baked into our...