City Hall

Revolving Fund for Transit-Oriented Development In the Works

The PSRC, city, and county are working on a revolving fund to help pay for affordable housing at transit centers.

08/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Failing to Raise Fees on Developers Won't Lead to "Segregation"

Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez argues that Seattle's affordable housing policy won't lead to racial "segregation" as some low-income housing advocates have said.

08/12/2014 By Roger Valdez

This Washington

Citing U.S. Supreme Court, Developers Challenge Incentive Zoning Fee in Federal Court

Downtown developers mount legal challenge to city's affordable housing fee.

08/12/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Extra Fizz: When Roger Met Sally

Roger Valdez vs. Sally Clark on affordable housing.

06/26/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Stating the Obvious

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring affordable housing, Metro funding, affordable artist housing, and a no-brainer.

06/26/2014 By Morning Fizz

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That... Bus Cuts and Affordable Housing

Some weird things we noticed about bus cut rhetoric and affordable housing arguments.

05/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Global Environmental Impact of Not Building the Project

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: housing, biking, and predicting.

05/05/2014 By Morning Fizz


Why Kids are Good for Cities

The city's latest urbanist white paper focuses on kids instead of "Creative Class" hipsters.

04/01/2014 By Josh Feit

One Question

One Question for Mike O'Brien on Incentive Zoning

Mike O'Brien says the new data suggest it's time to "reevaluate" incentive zoning, but maintains that the anecdotes he hears tell a different story.

02/18/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Proposals to Increase Affordable Housing Requirement in SLU Move Forward

Proposals to require developers to contribute more toward affordable housing in South Lake Union, which a report shows is not on track to meet its workforce-housing goals, are moving forward.

03/19/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: Stopping the Sugar, Study Success and Overpass Action

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

03/13/2013 By Anna Chatilo

City Hall

One Question for Mike O'Brien

The debate over affordable housing in South Lake Union heats up, with an unlikely cast of characters.

03/04/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Legalizing Cheap Housing, Without Eliminating Standards

Sightline's Alan Durning argues that we should eliminate regulations that increase the cost of housing. We agree—until he argues against the city's rental-housing inspection law.

11/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Tim Burgess: Most Subsidized Housing Is In Central City

Contrary to concerns expressed by residents last night, the majority of subsidized housing in the city isn't in Southeast Seattle; it's downtown.

05/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

A Veto-Proof Majority

04/19/2010 By Morning Fizz