What’s Up with the Giant Hole across from Seattle City Hall?

In this developer-happy city, a prime patch of downtown Seattle real estate where the Public Safety Building used to sit has been vacant for a long time.

02/24/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy Illustrations by Jacopo Rosati

City Hall

Seattle City Council Mandates Affordable Housing in South Lake Union, Downtown

The ordinance fell short for many activists who showed up to the council meeting Monday.

04/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

City Council Candidate Jon Grant Says Developer Was Trying to "Blackmail" Him

In potential October surprise, apparent and clumsy political quid pro quo plays right into antiestablishment candidate Grant's hands.

10/13/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

DPD Email Shows Skepticism of Developer Fees

Caffeinated news featuring leaked memos and leaked emails

07/08/2015 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Who Pays for a City?

A micro policy debate over the "linkage fee" highlights a macro policy debate for the city

10/21/2014 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Morning Jolt: Developers Lose Another Round

The day's winners and losers.

10/21/2014 By Afternoon Jolt