Downtown Seattle


Seattle Sustains Record Development Boom

In the past ten years, Downtown Seattle has built more housing than all of San Francisco.

February 21, 2019 - Seattle Times

Bus Stop and Bike Lane

Downtown Seattle Corridor Gets Visioning Treatment

A stakeholder group hopes to create a pedestrian- and business-friendly streetscape in Downtown Seattle.

January 4, 2019 - The Urbanist

Alaskan Way Viaduct

Seattle Scrambles to Handle Upcoming Traffic 'Squeeze'

Dubbed the "Seattle Squeeze," heavier traffic is expected in the new year as the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes and downtown construction projects continue. While the city prepares, activists want to use the opportunity to encourage other modes.

December 21, 2018 - Crosscut

Seattle, I-5

Visions for Lidding I-5 in Downtown Seattle

The notion of fully capping I-5 as it runs through central Seattle has been gaining steam. The city could stand to gain hundreds of acres of urban land.

October 10, 2018 - Crosscut


Transit Up, Parking Down in Seattle

Facing an affordability crisis, Seattle is betting on dense, walkable development. The transition away from guaranteed parking promises to be no easier here than elsewhere.

December 16, 2016 - The Seattle Times

Seattle Streetcar

New Seattle Streetcars Begin Tests

The First Hill line's streetcars are set to begin service in summer of 2015, and the city is already assembling funds for an extension.

April 13, 2015 - Capitol Hill Times

Seattle skyline

Amazon Delivers 'Unprecedented' Impact to Seattle's Downtown Landscape

Eric Pryne reports on the online giant's unprecedented impact on Seattle's physical and real estate landscapes, as the company's "breathtaking" growth rejuvenates the downtown office market.

December 28, 2012 - The Seattle Times

With Transit Funding in the Dumps, Seattle Could Ditch Ride Free Area

A section of downtown Seattle has for decades been a fare-free public transit zone. Those days could be coming to an end.

May 22, 2010 - The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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