Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: "Significant Adverse Impacts"

Caffeinated News featuring the City's hearing examiner, low-income rates, and the Republican establishment.

10/22/2014 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Afternoon LIKE: The Sacrilegious Sally Clark

Clark says it may be time to reconsider growth boundaries.



Urban Upgrade: The Real Goal

Will the real Mike O'Brien please stand up.

10/01/2014 By Josh Feit

Urban Upgrade

Density Triumphs in Seattle

A Wallingford development is criticized for being too small, spurring the city council to mandate new laws requiring more height and density for Seattle.

10/01/2014 By Josh Feit


Isn't It Weird That: Activists Don't Want Growth, but Want the Money That Comes with It?

A weird thing we noticed about the Seattle Displacement Coalition.

09/15/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Opportunity for Exploitation

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: microhousing amendments, rejecting amendments, and rejecting GOP spin

09/08/2014 By Morning Fizz


PubliCalendar: The Tale to Two O'Brien Bills

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/05/2014 By Kristen Farnam


PubliCalendar: Hey Civic Nerds, Clean up & Diversify

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/04/2014 By Kristen Farnam


PubliCalendar: Ronald Reagan and Minimum Density

Today's picks for civic nerds

09/03/2014 By Kristen Farnam

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Who's Winning?

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring registering, polling, ranking, denouncing, and cheering.

08/27/2014 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs Today

On Other Blogs Today: Important Graphs and Documentaries

Our daily roundup.

08/22/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Land-Use Chair Wants to Increase Number of Backyard Cottages

Prefab DADUs (detached accessory dwelling units, aka cottages) could be coming to a backyard near you.

08/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


Swedish Expansion Faces Neighborhood Opposition

Residents say they're worried a tower in Squire Park will drown out sunlight and attract traffic.

08/04/2014 By Casey Jaywork

City Hall

City to Take Up Two Big Density Decisions

The city hearing examiner and its planning department will consider two zoning changes that could significantly affect height and density in several neighborhoods.

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mount Baker Upzone Moves Forward

Over protests from neighbors opposed to density, a council committee approves a long-overdue upzone near the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/04/2014 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


Surprise: Seattle is Getting More Diverse, Not Less

Urbanists are accused of pushing an elitist white agenda. Maybe the critics should look at the facts.

05/08/2014 By Josh Feit

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


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