Saturday, 24 October, 2020
Kirkland is all but assured that its city center will be designated as a Regional Growth Center. In November, the King County Council took action to approve and ratify the designation, which means that it is now...
Density is a controversial subject in virtually all American communities. While some districts and communities are seeking more density to promote economic revitalization and a host of other progressive goals, density is more often a thing to be feared....
A new transit-oriented development (TOD) in Bellevue could happen on surplus property owned by Sound Transit. The transit agency is actively seeking private bids to develop a 6.88-acre parcel of land next to its Bellevue operations and...
In the mid-20th century, Northgate Mall was considered to be one of the most ambitious commercial developments in North America, if not the world. The "Fabulous Northgate" may not have actually been the world's first suburban shopping...
Peter Calthorpe breaks down some scenarios for growth using as examples California and Chongqing, China in this TED talk from April. Calthorpe argues sprawl isolates--and counter to prevailing wisdom, it can be high density, citing gated high-rise superblocks in...
Northgate Link will arrive in 2021, but the neighborhoods around the stations are already transforming. We're going to take a closer look at the build-up happening in each neighborhood in a series starting with Northgate and then...
We need homes. A lot of homes. Not just affordable housing, but also middle-income ones, and even luxury homes. I agree with virtually every word of Hayley Bonsteel’s excellent piece for The Urbanist titled "How to Finetune...
Last week, the Washington Department of Commerce released a report about the future of the Interbay Armory site. After months of deliberation, their blue ribbon advisory panel proposed to move the National Guard to North Bend, convey...