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OneSeattle Comprehensive Plan

$230 Million Deficit Hangs Over Annual Harrell Speech

In his state of the city speech Tuesday, Harrell eschewed new taxes and promised yet-to-be identified budget cuts. He pledged a long-delayed draft of the Seattle Comprehensive Plan and an incentive package for office-to-housing conversions will be released in March.
Mayor Harrell smiles in a gray suit outside a brick storefront.

Seattle Risks Missing 2024 Comprehensive Plan Deadline with Continued Delays

The draft plan still isn't out, which is worrying housing advocates. But success is still within reach. Last year, the City of Seattle had planned...
A small crane move materials to the top of a three story townhome complex where a construction work receives them.

Seattle’s Housing Construction Booms While Permitting Flashes Warning Signs

Plummeting permits could point to a housing slowdown and less affordable housing money after a banner year. Seattle’s housing production set a new record in...
A five-story mixed-use brick building under construction on Phinney Avenue.

Harrell Delays Comprehensive Plan Release Again, Likely to 2024

Urge the Harrell administration to move forward with a plan for housing abundance and affordability. Despite an earlier pledge of an April release for the...

Video: City Council Forum 1 on Housing and the Seattle Comp Plan

On Tuesday, Seattle City Council candidates squared off in the first forum of the general election season at the First Baptist Church in First...

Op-Ed: Off-Base Form-Based Codes Could Be Headed to Seattle

Right now, the city of Seattle is at a crossroads. As a robust job market, the city has never had a housing plan that...

Bumping Seattle’s Comp Plan Release to Autumn Pressurizes the Schedule and the Stakes

Seattle’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) has announced that release of the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan will be delayed until September. The...

Opinion: Everyone (Especially Urbanists) Should Care About the Crisis Facing Seattle Schools

A public school is an essential part of any community. Here in Seattle, public schools are in crisis.  Last month, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) announced...