Inclusionary Zoning

Meet Nantes, Seattle’s Sister City in France

American cities can glean many policy pointers from this highly livable French city, which has a delegation visiting. This week delegates from Nantes, France, have...

International District Development Wave Comes with Growing Pains and Opportunities

More than 4,500 homes have been constructed, permitted, or proposed in the Chinatown-International District since 2019 -- 1,240 units of them affordable, based on...
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Housing Notes: 16-Story Tower Proposed in Kirkland and 114 Middle-Income Homes in West Seattle

The Puget Sound Regional Council adopted a Regional Housing Strategy which could have a big impact on housing growth -- if cities and counties...
Brooklyn Avenue looking north with UW Tower on the left and a new 24-story tower rising behind the Graduate Hotel.

U District Is a Hive of Construction Activity as Light Rail Arrives

Northgate Link, which just opened as of today, has already transformed the neighborhoods surrounding the three stations on the extension. Northgate Station still does...

Sunday Video: Vienna’s Radical Idea? Affordable Housing For All

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41VJudBdYXY Bloomberg Quicktake/CityLab explores how Vienna is tackling affordable housing for all in the city. Mike Eliason, syndicated columnist of The Urbanist, offers his perspective...
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The Benefits of Auctioning Off Development Rights

In an era of tight city budgets, legal limits on taxing authority, and expensive problems, it is time for Seattle to get creative. We...

What’s In a Name: Ending Exclusionary Zoning

Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda is taking heat from both sides after introducing legislation recognizing Seattle’s diverse neighborhoods in a bid to lay the groundwork to...

Goodbye, Single-Family Zoning… Hello Neighborhood Residential Zoning?

A proposed name change could kick off the fight to end exclusionary zoning in Seattle. So, what's exactly in a name? Juliet Capulet pondered this...