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

Afternoon Jolt

Friday Jolt: Urbanism at City Hall

The day's winners and losers.

04/11/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: State Rep. Matt Shea's Fight for Freedom

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring neighborhood planning, Uber sarcasm, and a vision.

03/25/2014 By Morning Fizz

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed about density and its discontents.

03/14/2014 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

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Mobilizing in Advance

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring drones, neighborhood droning, and oil spills.

02/18/2014 By Morning Fizz


Seattle Does Not Have A Workforce Housing Crisis

In a guest op/ed, Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez argues that Seattle's housing need isn't for "workforce housing." It's for more housing—period.

02/10/2014 By Roger Valdez

Guest Op/Ed

Want Lower Housing Prices? Increase Supply.

Want lower housing prices? Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez says the solution has to include increased housing supply.

01/28/2014 By Roger Valdez

City Hall

Increased Density Riles Homeowners

A petition from a group that's trying to roll back heights in low-rise parts of the city highlights fears about sunlight, trash, and becoming another New York City.

01/17/2014 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

City Hall

More Pushback Against Microhousing

More pushback against dense development and small apartments—this time on Capitol Hill.

01/13/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Afternoon Jolt

Tuesday Jolt: Conlin and McGinn

The day's winners and losers.

09/03/2013 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Smart Growth Seattle vs. Anti-aPodment Regulations

Smart Growth Seattle responds to proposed new regulations on microhousing, or "aPodments."

06/05/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

"Transit Communities" Amendment Could Allow More Density Near Frequent Transit Service

"Transit communities," a proposed new land-use designation, could allow more density and amenities like sidewalks near frequent bus service—exactly what some neighborhood activists are afraid of.

04/25/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


Incentive Zoning Is Not the Answer

Cola op/ed contributor Roger Valdez argues that incentive zoning—greater density in exchange for more affordable housing—is not an affordability panacea.

03/18/2013 By Roger Valdez

City Hall

Extra Fizz: "For Your Neighborhood's Survival"

Neighborhood activists mobilize against a proposal to encourage density near transit service.

03/14/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Committee to Discuss What to Do About "Small-Lot" Houses

The city council's planning committee gears up to discuss how the city should regulate the development of tall, skinny houses on small lots.

03/13/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Density Opponents Pushing Back Against Pro-Transit Strategy

A change to city law that would encourage "transit communities" gets pushback from neighborhood activists.

03/13/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question About aPodments

One question about density and aPodments for city council member Sally Bagshaw.

03/08/2013 By Erica C. Barnett