Seattle

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.
5 days ago   The Seattle Times
After initial designs were critiqued as inauthentic to the Seattle experience, the park's designers are reaching out to the region's Native American population for advice on how to improve the plans for a new waterfront park.
Aug 26, 2014   The Seattle Times
The "D" word (Density) is in play in Seattle, as city leaders and residents debate micro-housing regulations proposed by the City Council in May.
Aug 18, 2014   Crosscut Seattle
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A recent blog posting for the Seattle Times discusses how Capitol Hill, the city’s long-standing center of gay life, is becoming increasingly straight. Blog Post
Aug 11, 2014   By Mark Hough
Seattle is hoping to transform the 2nd Avenue bike lane from the cities worst—location of 60 bike collisions in the last four years—to a demonstration of the state-of-the-art in bike infrastructure design.
Jul 25, 2014   Crosscut
Will a large city do what its county voters refused to do—fund the county bus system, though largely within city limits? Seattle voters will be put to the test in November when asked to pay an annual $60 vehicle fee and 0.1% sales tax.
Jul 20, 2014   The Seattle Times
Students in Atlanta have designed a tiny house village inside a parking garage to help better understand how livable micro-housing projects can be.
Jul 16, 2014   Pop-Up City
Big Alma is one of two boring machines used to tunnel under the streets of San Francisco to construct the new Central Subway to Chinatown. Big Bertha, Seattle's infamous tunnel borer, has been stalled since December. Big Alma emerged on June 11.
Jun 16, 2014   The San Francisco Examiner
The city of Seattle is considering a proposition to upzone the area around the Mount Baker light-rail station in South Seattle, which opened in 2009. Locals are split on the issue.
Jun 13, 2014   Seattle Times
That's how USA Today reporter John Bacon concluded his video on the Seattle City Council's historic vote to increase the city minimum wage to $15/hour in 3-7 years depending on the business. The outcome was never in doubt due to prior deliberations.
Jun 4, 2014   USA Today
It's hard to avoid tales about the country's urban boom; then the U.S. Census goes and releases data that totally backs it up.
May 23, 2014   Governing