Land Use & Development

EcoTHRIVE to Pilot New Model of Affordable Housing in Burien

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Is it possible to create deeply affordable housing for people making less than 30% of area median income (AMI) without relying on ongoing public...
A rendering shows a green space next to a plaza with a fountain where people are gathering. The top portion of the rendering show six story mixed use building and another five story mixed use building. There is a small building with a green roof on the right side.

Growing a Neighborhood Around 130th Street Station

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Light rail is coming to North Seattle at 130th Street in 2025. Thanks to advocacy by the many grassroots organizers involved in the Move...

Sunday Video: Why Did Cities Build Downtown Malls?

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https://youtu.be/PFG90WI8wI4 Dave Amos explores the history and life of downtown malls in North America. He points out their pitfalls and what alternatives may be better...
A photograph showing the skyline Downtown Seattle's tall buildings at sunset as viewed from Kerry Park in Queen Anne.

Dramatic Changes Demand New Priorities, Says Seattle Planning Commission

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According to the advisory board, stakes are high for what may be the "most consequential" update to Seattle's comprehensive plan to date. Back in...
The Richmond Night Market

Regular Night Markets Are a Natural Addition to Seattle

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With over a year of Stay Healthy Streets and Café Streets, Seattleites have become accustomed and even approving of the pedestrianization and expanded use...

Sunday Video: How The US Made Affordable Homes Illegal

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https://youtu.be/0Flsg_mzG-M Vox digs deep into why American housing is so expensive, which runs the gamut from exclusionary zoning practices to a history of redlining.
Image: A six story building with retail on the first level and pedestrians on the sidewalk.

Social Housing Push Gaining Support as Housing Prices Skyrocket

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Policymakers get ahead of themselves sometimes, especially when it comes to the complicated world of housing policy. How often do we stop and ask...
A sign says 4,128 square feet of retail are available.

Seattle to Boost Downtown with Additional Street-Level Uses

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to energize Downtown Seattle and South Lake Union (SLU) with new street-level uses. This...