Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes: First World Problems and Rhetoric

Caffeinated News featuring the first week in Olympia and this weekend.

01/16/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Will Mayor Murray's Task Force Allow More Density?

Caffeinated News featuring end-runs, appointments, and common denominators

01/05/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Bruce Harrell Wants Seattle to Apply for New Fed Body Cam Grant

The day's winners and losers.

12/01/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Council Passes aPodment Rules

After nearly two years of debate, the city council unanimously passes new regulations on microhousing, aka aPodments.

10/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mike O'Brien Details Pending aPodment Legislation

City council member Mike O'Brien outlines upcoming proposal to regulate microhousing, AKA aPodments.

07/18/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Adopts Mount Baker Upzone, with Harrell Dissenting

After months of heated hearings, the city council votes 8-1 to increase heights around the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/23/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Small Lot Amendments Likely to Include Shorter Houses, Larger Lot Requirements

Small-lot development legislation, on the city council agenda Monday, will likely include several amendments that are anathema to proponents of single-family infill development.

05/16/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

CIty Hall

Council Committee Passes Small-Lot Compromise

The council's land-use committee passes an amended version of controversial, and complicated, legislation restricting development on "undersized" single-family lots.

05/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mount Baker Upzone Draws Critics, Applause

A proposed upzone around the Mt. Baker light rail station, including a new 125-foot zone at the Rainier Valley Lowe's, draws a crowd with plenty of opinions.

05/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Development

Anti-Density Group Invites Pollet to Speak

State Rep. Gerry Pollet, who's rumored to be mulling a run for city council, speaks this week to an anti-density group about his legislation requiring notice for single-family infill development.

04/28/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The C Is for Crank

The C Is for Crank: Framing Density and Bike Lanes

The C Is for Crank on how to frame discussions of density and bike lanes.

04/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That: Mudslides and Urbanists

A weird thing we noticed about the mudslide and the urbanism debate.

03/27/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Planning for Growth, Asking the Mayor, and Ending Poverty

Today's picks for civic nerds.

03/24/2014 By Genie Leslie

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That...

A weird thing we noticed about development in the already dense Eastlake neighborhood.

03/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Density Opponents Mobilize in Advance of Neighborhood Summit

A coalition of neighborhood groups opposed to density mobilize in advance of Mayor Ed Murray's upcoming neighborhood summit.

03/12/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Whole Foods Controversy Heats Up Again

Faced with questions about worker conditions and pedestrian safety, a city council committee postpones a decision on a controversial Whole Foods-anchored development in West Seattle.

03/11/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council's New Planning Chair Talks Small-Lot Housing

Mike O'Brien, the city council's new planning committee chair, talks about plans to regulate small-lot housing.

03/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Shoots Down Microhousing Complaint

The city's hearing examiner rejects a complaint alleging that microhousing, commonly known as "aPodments," violates state environmental rules.

02/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Hearing: Speakers Oppose Five-Story Building in Dense Neighborhoods

At a city hearing about a potential rollback of building heights in low-rise zones, speakers decry densification.

01/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

The C Is for Crank

The Small-Lot Menace

Once again, the Seattle Times misconstrues what's happening on small lots in single-family neighborhoods.

09/25/2013 By Erica C. Barnett