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2 days ago
The state legislature is weighing three proposals that seek to fund improvements to aging infrastructure and upgrade the state's transportation network.
Seattle Times
4 days ago
A study of real estate values in Seattle found that townhomes have helped diversify neighborhoods and increase affordability.
KUOW
5 days ago
A proposal in Snohomish County, Washington could raise the lot coverage limits in medium density residential zones to allow for more usable square footage.
The Urbanist
February 14, 2021, 9am PST
The push for historic preservation districts often amounts to exclusionary zoning that exacerbates the housing affordability crisis.
The Urbanist
February 12, 2021, 6am PST
An initiative to promote pedestrian-oriented infrastructure investments in Washington state highlights the lessons that policymakers can learn from people who rely on walking and public transit.
The Seattle Times
February 11, 2021, 9am PST
More cities are banning the use of natural gas in new buildings. Seattle is the latest example.
The Seattle Times
February 8, 2021, 8am PST
Putting a lid on the interstate through downtown Seattle could create new space for parks and housing, reduce pollution, and reconnect the disrupted street grid.
The Urbanist
February 4, 2021, 9am PST
The Washington State legislature will consider a number of bills this session that would alter planning and development in a state grappling with population growth and rising housing costs.
The Urbanist
January 26, 2021, 11am PST
Tacoma is looking to expand on the accessory dwelling unit reforms of the Home in Tacoma project by planning for new residential density along the city's transit routes.
The Urbanist
January 25, 2021, 10am PST
Anticipating the opening of two new stations in 2024, the Seattle Department of Transportation released a study prioritizing bike infrastructure in the surrounding areas.
Seattle Bike Blog
January 19, 2021, 11am PST
Some of the world's biggest companies are investing in affordable housing, hoping to stymie the growing crisis their growth has contributed to.
Smart Cities Dive
January 12, 2021, 9am PST
Land values and construction costs have increased since voters approved the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative.
The Seattle Times
January 7, 2021, 8am PST
A city of about 40,000 residents across the Puget Sound from Seattle has relaxed zoning regulations to entice more homeowners to build accessory dwelling units.
The Urbanist
January 5, 2021, 11am PST
The unusual design improves traffic flow and reduces the danger of head-on collisions as cars enter the I-5 freeway.
Seattle Times
January 4, 2021, 9am PST
By prioritizing a multi-modal approach and preserving existing vehicle space, the Seattle Department of Transportation risks abandoning the goals of its bicycle master plan.
Seattle Bike Blog
December 31, 2020, 10am PST
A new law setting a minimum wage for Uber drivers takes effect in the New Year.
The Seattle Times
December 31, 2020, 9am PST
A regional high-speed rail network could be coming to the Pacific Northwest, linking cities from Oregon to British Columbia.
The Urbanist
December 30, 2020, 8am PST
The Washington State Department of Transportation is undertaking a legally mandated update of its plan for bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Seattle Bike Blog
December 29, 2020, 10am PST
After underestimating costs by hundreds of millions, Seattle is forced to cut back on proposed seismic improvements for the city's bridges.
The Seattle Times
December 28, 2020, 12pm PST
Impatient with the city's light rail expansion plans, some residents are looking to aerial gondolas as a new mode of public transit.
The Urbanist