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Plans and Policy

Mosqueda Champions Bolder Zoning Alternative 6 in Initial Council Comp Plan Discussions

The land use committee meeting on Wednesday was an eventful one, as several councilmembers shared their critiques of the Seattle comprehensive plan work thus...
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North Seattle Needs Industrial Zones

New rules provide opportunities to develop employment centers north of the Ship Canal. Now that the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development has completed...
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The Urbanist Events Calendar

Welcome to December 2022 Edition Now that the carnage of Budget Season has passed, we can move to more pressing concerns. Comprehensive plan meetings! Also,...
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Nelson, Pedersen, and Sawant Dissent Ahead of Final Vote on Seattle Budget

The Seattle City Council has no room to spare as it approved the Seattle budget today in a 6-3 budget committee vote today. Councilmembers...

Harrell’s Anti-Graffiti Plan Sees $1.2 Million Cut But Council Leaves It Mostly Intact

Last month, Mayor Harrell unveiled his definitive anti-graffiti plan, with a focus on both graffiti removal and allowing artists to create legally. The mayor's...

Council Returns Parking Enforcement to SPD, Abrogates 80 Vacant Cop Positions

Facing pressure from the Harrell administration, the Seattle City Council voted to move parking enforcement back to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) after a...

Mayor Proposes Minimal Relief from Seattle’s Treacherous Design Review

The Office of the Mayor announcing legislation extending Covid-era exemptions that allow affordable rental housing projects to skip design review, the costly and time-consuming...

Chair Mosqueda Announces ‘Delicately’ Balanced City Budget Package

Council actions rearrange Mayor’s budget proposal based on short term coverage from JumpStart tax. Seattle’s budget season is moving into its final stages as Budget...