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Call to Action: Weigh in on the Future of Seattle’s Industrial and Maritime Strategy

Seattleites have the opportunity to provide feedback on four alternatives guiding the future of our Industrial and Maritime lands during two upcoming public hearings:...
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A Conversation on Manufacturing in Cities with “Recast Your City” Author Ilana Preuss

Recast Your City is subtitled “How to save your downtown with small-scale manufacturing,” which gives the impression that it’s a one trick book. But...

Interbay in Flux – Projects to Watch in 2022

Since the smaller of Seattle’s industrial areas is squeezed between three of the city’s richest neighborhoods, Interbay’s future is deeply uncertain. Development pressures are...
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Foss Lost: Shipyard Closure as a Barometer for Resiliency

Foss Maritime closed its ship repair facility this week. Located on the Ship Canal at the north end of Interbay, the yard provided dry...
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Council Renames Single-Family Zoning, Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms, and Clears Way for Storm Practice Facility...

The Seattle City Council took the first step toward reforming single-family zoning on Monday by renaming it "Neighborhood Residential" in a unanimous vote. In...
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Long Awaited Industrial Land Use Reform Nibbles Around the Edges

For over a year, committees of local business and labor representatives have been working to develop a strategy for Seattle’s industrial and maritime lands....
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Mount Baker Lowe’s Should Host Affordable Housing, Not an Amazon Warehouse

News that Amazon was planning a large distribution center in Mount Baker caught fire last week, and many people were rightfully outraged. This important...

Amazon’s Warehouse Plans Have No Place in Mount Baker and Should Be Halted

Amazon is planning a distribution center at a coveted site in Mount Baker, Brian Miller of the Daily Journal of Commerce reported Tuesday. Despite...