Exit Interview

Paul Lambros Reflects on the State of Affordable Housing in Seattle

After three decades in charge, the Plymouth Housing CEO departs the nonprofit but will keep working to combat the homelessness crisis.

08/11/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Explainer

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

Enclaves

Chief Seattle Club Builds a 'Home' to Combat Indigenous Homelessness

Chief Seattle Club's ?ál?al project, a new affordable housing development, is set to open soon in Pioneer Square.

09/21/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Free-For-All

Why Now's the Time to Rent an Apartment in Seattle

Traditional thinking doesn’t account for some of the deals available at the moment.

09/23/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

Beautiful Day

The New Guide to Seattle Neighborhoods

From real estate predictions to Nextdoor goodness to a millennial who actually bought a house.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne with Benjamin Cassidy, Darren Davis, Zoe Sayler, and Allison Williams

Neighborhood in Flux

Little Saigon Is at a Literal and Figurative Crossroads

New housing developments are bringing a flood of residents to the neighborhood.

02/26/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Council Wrap-Up

No Comments on Murray, Homeless Sweeps, and Environmental Policy Reform

Here's a rundown of the Seattle City Council meeting on Monday.

04/11/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

Affordable Housing Plan Threatened by Fake Math

Sightline pushes mayor to stand by development goals.

01/11/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Likes and Dislikes: First World Problems and Rhetoric

Caffeinated News featuring the first week in Olympia and this weekend.

01/16/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Will Mayor Murray's Task Force Allow More Density?

Caffeinated News featuring end-runs, appointments, and common denominators

01/05/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Bruce Harrell Wants Seattle to Apply for New Fed Body Cam Grant

The day's winners and losers.

12/01/2014 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Council Passes aPodment Rules

After nearly two years of debate, the city council unanimously passes new regulations on microhousing, aka aPodments.

10/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Mike O'Brien Details Pending aPodment Legislation

City council member Mike O'Brien outlines upcoming proposal to regulate microhousing, AKA aPodments.

07/18/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Adopts Mount Baker Upzone, with Harrell Dissenting

After months of heated hearings, the city council votes 8-1 to increase heights around the Mount Baker light rail station.

06/23/2014 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

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

Development

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

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

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That: Mudslides and Urbanists

A weird thing we noticed about the mudslide and the urbanism debate.

03/27/2014 By Erica C. Barnett