Preservation

Viet Wah with apartments developing in the back

Kuo/郭: Watching Chinatown’s Gentrifying/Generational Change

Some of my earliest memories of taking public transit were the times when my maternal grandparents would occasionally walk me and my brother to...
The three story brick labor temple with teal accents. A Belltown skyscraper is in the background.

Unions Head South but Negotiate Plan to Preserve the Labor Temple Building

Among the victims of 2020 is the Seattle Labor Temple, which the association of unions that manages the building put up for sale last...
Farmer in a field. (Erinn J. Hale Photography)

Wonkabout Washington: Farms Under Threat

On Tuesday, July 21st, Futurewise hosted Addie Candib, Pacific Northwest Regional Director of American Farmland Trust for a conversation about the threatened state of...
View of Medici Apartments at 7th St. and Bixel St. (Photo by Leilani Commons)

Los Angeles’ Fauxtalian Renaissance: Obliterating Culture and Facilitating Gentrification

If you’ve ever driven on US-101 through Downtown Los Angeles, you’ve seen Geoff Palmer’s Renaissance-style apartments. Marketed under ostentatious names such as The Medici,...

City Council Accepts Funds for RapidRide H Line Beautification of Delridge, Landmarks the Old...

On Monday, the Seattle City Council accepted $6,632.52 in grant funding to plan right-of-way beautification and safety improvements as part of the RapidRide H...

City Council Approves Affordable Housing at Fort Lawton and Extends Showbox Moratorium

On Monday, the Seattle City Council took a big step in approving a rezone and development plan for the Fort Lawton site. The legislation...

Could Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Stop Displacement in Seattle?

As Seattle City Council debates legislation that would require additional housing affordability contributions from developers, big questions have emerged about whether efforts to preserve...

City Council Takes Up Electric Vehicle Charging Legislation

On Monday, the Seattle City Council officially designated a new landmark. Known as the Broad Street Substation, the property and building provide valuable electrical...