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Bellevue’s Main Street Bridge to Close for Five Months to Allow I-405 Widening

People getting around Downtown Bellevue will have to reckon with some road closures in the near future. Main Street bridge will be closed to...

Tree Canopy Analysis Shows Tacoma Rezone Critics Exaggerate Concerns

Critics of policies that increase urban density often point to negative impacts on tree canopy as reason to oppose zoning changes. Some opponents to...
A photo shows a large tree next two a modern brown building.

Tree Protections Push Gets a Boost with New Polling and Plan

This afternoon, City staff will brief the Seattle City Council on tree canopy protections and perhaps finally chart a way forward on a policy...

Metro Adjusting Routes 48, 271, and 542 Service During Montlake Bridge Closure

King County Metro and Sound Transit are further rerouting buses for the duration the Montlake Bridge closure, which is undergoing repair work. The agency...
A view of a tiny house creation with a front porch from LiteHouse Shelters.

New Designs Expand Possibilities for Tiny Houses as Emergency Shelter

As the homelessness crisis deepens its impact across the U.S., Washington State designers are improving tiny house designs with the goal of bringing more...
A white SUV next to a charging port.

City Light Plans Electric Car Charging Lot in the Heart of Ballard

Seattle City Light has announced plans to develop a former substation near NW Market Street and 28th Avenue NW in the Ballard Urban Village...

2020 in Review: Our Annual Report

2020 did not pull its punches, and yet we at The Urbanist did our best to roll with them. We’re proud of how we...

Saving Salmon Will Require a Transportation Revolution

A new study shows a preservative in car tires is responsible for collapsing Coho salmon runs, adding new urgency to efforts to reduce the...