City Hall

City Eases Restrictions on Businesses, Apartment Developments

The city officially adopts new rules making it easier to operate a small business, or build a new residential development, in neighborhoods with frequent transit service. Image via radworld on Flickr.

08/01/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Friday Jolt: Sound Transit in Bellevue

The day's winners and losers.

07/13/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: McKenna in Yakima, Micro-Mini-Apts., and Chaos

Today in our daily web roundup: The Seattle Times, the, the New York Times, and Seattle Transit Blog.

07/10/2012 By Josh Feit

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs: Gay Marriage and Density

Some posts we missed while we were on sabbatical.

07/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


June Jolt: What We Missed, Losers Edition

The day's losers ... and losers.

07/09/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

The C is for Crank

Urban Density, NIMBYs, and Lifestyle Choices

The C is for Crank responds to Mossback's "manifesto on urban density." Image via UW.

04/24/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Considers Allowing More Corner Stores

The city council considers options to expand corner stores and home-based businesses in urban centers and near transit stations. Image via greencolander on Flickr.

04/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


The Myth of "Big Development"

Guest blogger Roger Valdez says Seattle needs an organized pro-development political movement.

02/14/2012 By Roger Valdez

Morning Fizz

Compelling Specifics

Friday Edition. Caffeinated news and gossip featuring last night's candidate debate, South Lake Union, and density in Maple Leaf.

01/27/2012 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Most Seattle Residents Live in Multifamily Housing

Contrary to the widespread view that Seattle is dominated by single-family housing, the US Census finds that most of us now live in apartments.

01/24/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"A Bullet in the Head of One of the Greatest Traditions"

Monday Edition. Caffeinated news & gossip featuring Seattle's expensive housing, transportation fees, gay marriage, and business taxes.

01/23/2012 By Morning Fizz

The C is for Crank

Roosevelt: The Debate that Wouldn't Die

You thought the debate over the Roosevelt upzone was over? Think again.

01/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Conlin: City "Botched" Roosevelt Planning

City council president Richard Conlin lays into anti-density neighborhood activists in Roosevelt.

12/29/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle's Land Use Code: Preventing Transit-Oriented Blight

Seattle's Land Use Code: Why "overdevelopment" is actually a good thing.

12/28/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Council Committee Raises Heights in Roosevelt

After months of process, a council committee votes to support taller buildings on three blocks across from Roosevelt High School

12/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Harrell Appears Open to Taller Buildings Near Roosevelt

City council member Bruce Harrell, one of at least two council members who've expressed opposition to taller buildings on three blocks near the Roosevelt light-rail station, now says he may be open to a 65-foot maximum.

12/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog: Lower Heights Would Spell Blight for Roosevelt

Seattle Transit Blog: Lower heights in Roosevelt will lead to blight, not transit-oriented development.

12/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Roosevelt Neighbors Face Off Against Density

Roger Valdez takes on the arguments against increasing density around light rail in Roosevelt.

09/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Transit Blog, Crosscut, ThinkProgress, and the Washington Post: The Case for Transit and Density

The case for transit, density, and transit-oriented development.

09/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Clark, Burgess Spar Over Density in Roosevelt

City council members Sally Clark and Tim Burgess spar over density near the Roosevelt light rail station. Image via CityTank.

07/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett