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Parks and Public Space

Bell Street: A Chance to Shape a Final Piece of the Waterfront Project

A survey on possible Bell Street changes is open for public comment through February 12th. As work continues at a feverish pace to complete some...

A “Multimodal Hub” Comes Together at Colman Dock

On a quiet weekday in November, daily passengers at the Washington State Ferries' Colman Dock stopped using a makeshift terminal to board ferries to...
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Waterfront Seattle to Kick Off 2023 Events with Lunar New Year

In 2022, about 200 community events took place on Seattle's Downtown Waterfront, most of them at Pier 62, the "inaugural site of Seattle's future...

Street Cafés Becoming a Permanent Amenity in More Puget Sound Cities

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to remember, but prior to the onset of the Covid pandemic, street cafés, sometimes called streateries, were few and far...
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The Urbanist Podcast: Listening to the Council Pass Highway Lid Legislation

In this week's episode, Ray Dubicki tracks the last few weeks of Seattle City Council meetings to listen in as a fairly small amendment...
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Land Use Smorgasbord at Final Seattle City Council Meeting of 2022

Highway Lids, Design Review Waivers for Affordable Housing, Continuing Streateries, and Easing Food Truck Restrictions In its final full meeting of 2022, the Seattle City...

Support for Freeway Lids Advances in Seattle Comprehensive Plan

At the junction of SR 520 and Montlake Boulevard in Seattle, construction crews are busy at work laying the foundation for the Montlake lid,...
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City Hall Park Plans Curtailed by New Seattle Budget

The budget that Mayor Bruce Harrell signed on Thursday slimmed down two proposals that received a feted rollout at the beginning of the budget...