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Stadium District Site Could Be a Bellwether of Downtown Seattle’s Future

The opportunity to redevelop nearly five acres across from Lumen Field is pitting competing interests against each other. Some hope to see housing, but industrial stakeholders are pushing back.
A architectural rendering shows midrise housing, ground floor makers spaces, pedestrian improvements, and a green street on 5th Avenue S.

Seattle Council Greenlights Upzone for Georgetown Live/Work District

The zoning changes could spur construction of up to 1,000 homes, many of them affordable, as part of a new makers district along 4th Avenue S in Georgetown.

Harrell Signs Industrial Land Reform into Law

The overhaul makes way for 3,000 homes, but a SoDo Makers District with 900 homes didn't make the cut. On Tuesday, Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell...

The Urbanist Podcast: A New Approach for Seattle’s Industrial Zones

This week Ray Dubicki and I chat about the policy changes that have been proposed for Seattle's industrial zones. These policies have been in...

Unleash Seattle’s New Industrial Zones

Through May and June, Seattle’s City Council will be considering a comprehensive rezoning of the city’s industrial lands. The changes are a long time...
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North Seattle Needs Industrial Zones

New rules provide opportunities to develop employment centers north of the Ship Canal. Now that the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development has completed...

Exploring Industry and Nature on the Duwamish

As a volunteer with Friends of Street Ends, a group that works to open and enhance Seattle's shoreline street ends for public access, I...

Superyachts Push Ballard Bridges Soaring to New Heights

A Coast Guard vertical clearance determination dealt a blow to elevated light rail options for Ballard Link, giving tunnel alternatives a boost -- not...