The potential of a standard, easily accessible data set tracking building and land use permits could completely change the way the public interacts with changes in their community.
Aug 5, 2015 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
With the highest levels of construction in over a decade, the city is working to reduce traffic congestion.
Aug 5, 2015 Next City
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has released a draft plan to overhaul the city's stormwater infrastructure to reduce the pollution levels in Puget Sound.
Aug 4, 2015 WaterWorld
The phased, two-year, 11.9-cent gas tax increase is the largest since Pennsylvania's gas tax increase passed in Nov. 2013. On July 1, 2016, fuel taxes will be raised 4.9 cents. Taxes will fund a $16.1 billion package of transportation improvements.
Jul 30, 2015 King 5 News
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
Forget Hollywood's proclivity for destroying Los Angeles and San Francisco in movies like San Andreas—the greatest seismic threat in North America is in the Pacific Northwest.
Jul 16, 2015 The New Yorker
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
Reporting from a two-day conference in Toronto where states and provinces organized to tackle climate change in advance of a UN conference, political reporter Chris Megerian profiles Gov. Brown's climate change commitment in five articles.
Jul 12, 2015 Los Angeles Times - Political