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On Tuesday, My Ballard published that the state was looking for input on a nearly 25 acre parcel of land that it owns, adjacent to the BNSF railyard in Interbay. The site is presently utilized by the Washington National Guard, who will likely be relocating their armory out of the city...
This isn't the first time Matthew Yglesias, co-founder of Vox, has waded into Seattle issues from his national platform. And it's not the first time he's gotten things wrong, either. Consider when, in late 2015, Yglesias proclaimed that Seattle had reversed the trend of rising rents (it hadn't) because...
When Link opened in 2009, it was expected to be a catalyst for transit-oriented development (TOD) in the Rainier Valley: MLK Way is littered with the sort of auto-oriented, suburban-style development that defines placelessness, and is ripe for redevelopment. A unprecedented economic downturn delayed those aspirations somewhat, and for a...
Here's the roundup of reading we've been doing: Greater Greater Washington covers city policies in Washington DC that promote affordable houses for potential homeowners. The article gets into the weeds of what is possible in Washington D.C. but is worth a read to see how Seattle’s policies stack up again...
We completed our preliminary research on 1 bedroom housing in Seattle. We’ll be publishing this research once we’ve worked out all the bugs. In the mean time, we wanted to give a sneak peek at what we found. We took a look at over 2000 units from 11/21/2013 to 11/27/2013. From...
The city of Seattle's Department of Planning and Development first item in its list of proposed micro-housing legislation in Seattle is a legal definition of "micro" and "micro-housing," as there is currently no distinction between micro-housing and other types of dwelling in the city code.  The proposed definition is as follows: “Micro-housing” -...