Land Use & Development

Amazon’s Moves on Kroger Turf Glimpse the Future of Buying Food (And It’s Not...

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Through some clever permit digging, our friends over at GeekWire have found that the vacant New Seasons in Ballard is being refit as an...

How Seattle Can Become a City of Two Million

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Imagine two million people living in Seattle city limits. You may think this is only possible with a skyline like New York or Hong...

Midweek Video: Why Do People Commute By Airplane?

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https://youtu.be/BoxZuHl3caU Super commuting was on the up and up prior to the pandemic. Why are people doing it, who is doing it, and what can...

Preparing Washington for Nevada-Style Company Towns

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Here’s the plan. We’re starting a wireless biometric crypto-AI blockchain company. Instead of a traditional headquarters, we’re going to buy up 50,000 acres of...

Snohomish County Explores Higher Lot Coverage Allowances in Medium Density Zones for Housing

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Land use reform in Snohomish County could bring increased lot coverage to multifamily and commercial zones in unincorporated urban growth areas. Increasing the development...

Seattle Needs to Leverage Its Bus Network

When it comes to the spotlight for transportation projects and upgrades, buses never get the publicity. To most, a bus is boring. It is a...
The view of the downtown skyline looking down Stone Way with a construction site.

Stone Way: Still Booming

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An up-and-coming neighborhood sandwiched on the border of Fremont and Wallingford has added 2,000 apartments in a decade, and another wave is on the...

Are Historic Districts a New Variation to Restrictive Covenants?

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If Seattle’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) program set a citywide precedent, then a push by wealthy Wallingford homeowners to turn single-family zoned areas into...