Land Use & Development

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Improving Bellevue’s Grand Connection: Part 2 – Downtown Park to Bellevue Transit Center

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This article is the second in a series that takes a deep dive into Bellevue's Grand Connection, an ambitious project to improve the pedestrian...
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ULI’s Fall 2021 Meeting Predicts the Future of Cities

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(From a certain point of view) The Urban Land Institute, the world's largest network of real estate and land use experts, held its fall meeting...

Midweek Video: The Surprising Way Small Towns Are Disappearing

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https://youtu.be/8YVBBkBcdrg Dave Amos discusses small towns in America and the surprising way many are disappearing.

Sunday Video: How America’s Hottest City Is Trying to Cool Down

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https://youtu.be/ZQ6fSHr5TJg Vox looks at Phoenix, a very hot city, to see the challenges it faces in cooling it down from extreme heat. The city wants...

As Developer Stalls, Affordable Talaris Offers Greener Vision

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One year into master plan and environmental review, the real activity is among volunteers offering a new direction for the Talaris site in Northeast...
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Council Renames Single-Family Zoning, Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms, and Clears Way for Storm Practice Facility...

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

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Northgate Link, which just opened as of today, has already transformed the neighborhoods surrounding the three stations on the extension. Northgate Station still does...
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Catch Up on Development in the Roosevelt Station Area

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When we last covered new development coming to the Roosevelt Station area, the Link light rail Northgate extension was still over two years away...