To preserve views, zoning rules from 2006 require adequate distance between residential towers of a certain height. As developers chafe against the restriction, residents still worry they'll be left facing a wall.
Jul 27, 2015 The Seattle Times
Into an active development environment, and the resulting heightened pitch of development controversies, comes a new app from the city of Seattle that allows the public to track development projects.
Jul 23, 2015 Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle returns to zoning as a tool to promote the construction of affordable housing.
Jul 14, 2015 CityLab
As parking reform takes to multi-family housing, the detached single family home has largely escaped discussion. Should it? Seattle (of course) is taking the lead. Also, is all of Minneapolis ready to eliminate parking minimums along transit lines?
Jul 14, 2015 Streetsblog Network
A draft report, by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Advisory Committee created by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, includes language about single-family zoning that has provoked debate.
Jul 8, 2015 The Seattle Times
One of Seattle's most recognizable locations began work on sweeping changes on June 24, 2015.
Jul 7, 2015 The Urbanist
Millennials are loving their center cities these days, with their lofts and bars and yoga studios. But what happens when Millennials start to have families and don't quite fit, physically or culturally, into city life anymore?
Jul 3, 2015 Next City
Call it tactical urbanism, call it reactivating spaces, call it good old fashioned fun—games like ping pong, foosball, and bean bag toss are central to plans to make Westlake park more hospitable.
Jun 29, 2015 KUOW
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced the creation of a cabinet-level Office of Planning and Community Development to address the city's explosive growth.
Jun 24, 2015 The Urbanist
A simple, innovative idea behind Seattle's Vision Zero initiative: good driving behavior should generate more positive outcomes.
Jun 23, 2015 CityLab