Land Use & Development

Vital Growth Management Bills Move to the Senate

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Washington Can't Wait Week of Action is March 15th-19th. It’s the third quarter of the Washington Legislative session. The body’s major (self-imposed) hurdle has been...
A "Missing Large Housing" graphic shows a range of midrise and highrise housing options between six-story "five over one" and pencil skyscrapers, including social housing and shared ownership options like baugruppe. "The middle class lives here in industrialized societies," a label notes.

Missing Large Housing and Berkeley’s Push to End Apartment Bans

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Historically, Berkeley has been a hotbed of resistance to new housing and an innovator in excluding people of color. In fact, Berkeley was the...

Midweek Video: Can Miami Replace Silicon Valley?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaddIuKgYys Miami has over 300 highrises and a climate that many desire. The city's mayor is hoping to lure tech business and jobs from Silicon...

Bothell Legalizes Duplexes on Corner Lots and Trims Red Tape

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Bothell has become the most recent city in the Puget Sound Region to adopt zoning reforms that realize objectives of the state's 2019 housing...
Yonder Cider's street-side garage bar in Greenwood. (Yonder Cider)

Garage Businesses Are Keys to Covid Recovery

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After a year of pandemic lockdowns, it’s hard to think of anything that we can’t do in our homes. Work, baking, exercise, school, hedgehog...

Midweek Video: How Do Cities Get Enough Fresh Water?

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https://youtu.be/Q1NLATszskU Dave Amos dives into the issue of water, the lifeblood of cities. He explores how climate change, over-development, and other impacts can pose challenges...
A view of development along SR-7 in Pierce County. (Google Maps)

Pierce County Updates Plans for Central Urban Growth Areas

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In October, the Pierce County Council adopted updates to the community plans of Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill that should encourage denser development...

Sunday Video: How China’s Flagship Belt and Road Project Stalled Out

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https://youtu.be/AU1OvrbawE8 China has been heavily focused on global infrastructure initiatives through its Belt and Road strategy to increase the country’s prosperity and influence. A key...