Saturday, 24 October, 2020
With every election comes the opportunity to establish a renewed vision for our community: this election is no different. Voters in the November 7 general election are tasked with electing citywide leadership, including the Seattle Mayor and two citywide...
  Last week, yours truly was in New York City. Streetscapes like the one in the tweet below were very typical whether in Manhattan, the Bronx, or Brooklyn. And you know what? They worked. They were visually interesting spaces even if...
The Department of Planning and Development is holding an initial meeting to take community feedback on development at 1436 NW 62nd St. This development will be demolishing a three story single family house and replacing it with a 4 story...
Article Note: The Urbanist is publishing a series of interviews with a selection of 2015 Seattle City Council candidates. In June, we will release our endorsements. Abel Pacheco (aged 28) is one of the two youngest candidates running for Seattle City...
As part of our endorsement process at The Urbanist, we ask candidates to complete a standard questionnaire to better understand and evaluate their positions on housing, land use, transportation, and other important issues. We then share this information with our readers...
Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s legislation that seeks to encourage more backyard cottages and mother-in-law apartments hit a snag last week, as the Queen Anne Community Council filed an appeal with the City’s hearing examiner that will delay the legislation for...
In 2008, Seattle transportation officials made a tough decision: divert money that was previously allocated for a major corridor improvement project to another area that was proving itself to be a higher priority: Mercer Street. With South Lake Union...
This morning, as police swept the Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) of tents, barricades, protesters, and journalists, it become clear Mayor Jenny Durkan was on the offensive. The previous day Mayor Durkan called on the Seattle City...