Preservation

Could Preserving Affordable Rental Housing Stop Displacement in Seattle?

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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

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

Sunday Video: Why Is The Air Above Grand Central Worth Millions?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjrfyUPClSM In this video, Dave Amos from City Beautiful talks about air rights and transfer of development rights through the lens of Grand Central Terminal,...

City Council Saves The Showbox, Vacates ROW, and Sets Move Seattle Levy Process

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council temporarily expanded the Pike Place Market Historic District, effectively saving the Showbox for now. The reprieve doesn't guarantee...

City Council Landmarks Key Arena and Grants Greenwood Rezone

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved a slate of landmarks in Uptown and rezoned a property in Greenwood to facilitate a mixed-use development...

Becoming a Citizen Activist: An Interview with Nick Licata

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Former Seattle city council member, Nick Licata is holding a salon on Design and Citizen Activism on August 8th with UW Professor Karen Cheng....

City Council Landmarks Eldridge Tire Company Building and One-Story Fremont Office

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council decided the process to establish a business improvement area in the SoDo district and the fate of two...

Council Landmarks Mount Zion and Reauthorizes SoDo Homeless Shelter

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council met for a relatively light legislative session on policy substance. However, councilmembers approved a new Central District landmark...