Commentary

Building the Body Athletic – Your Urbanist Sports Year

It’s 4th of July weekend, so we’re in the doldrums of the sports year. WNBA, soccer, and baseball are in the long stretch of...

We Own This City Because You Cut It Adrift

A policing drama from the creators of "The Wire" and "Treme" is a devastating look at urban policy. The police aren’t coming, and we know...
A four-story building under construction.

Seattle Reveals Rezoning Concepts and Invites Scoping Comments for Big 2024 Update

Today the Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) unveiled its rezoning concepts for the 2024 Comprehensive Plan Update, which will guide growth for...
I-t trench with skyscapers and overpasses in the background.

Ridehailing Sees Bigger Ridership Dip than Transit in Seattle

Ridehailing appears to be on shakier foundation than transit coming out of the pandemic. As commuting patterns slowly return to normal, ridehailing appears to have...

Data-Loving Mayor Vetoes Bill Requiring Landlords to Share Rent Data

In the first veto of his tenure, Mayor Bruce Harrell struck down a recently passed bill seeking to track more rent data from Seattle...

A First Peek at Proposed Everett Link Light Rail Alignments

A new scoping information report has been released for Sound Transit's Everett Link extension project. It's a first crack at detailing potential alignments between...
Alex Pedersen poses in a suitcoat in a City Hall hallway

Budget Reckoning Has Pedersen Calling for Cuts, Not Corporate Taxes

Yesterday, the Seattle City Council dug into the latest budget projections and found the City is expected to be short between $210 million to...