PubliCalendar: Planning for Growth, Asking the Mayor, and Ending Poverty

Today's picks for civic nerds.

03/24/2014 By Genie Leslie

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That...

A weird thing we noticed about development in the already dense Eastlake neighborhood.

03/17/2014 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

City Hall

Whole Foods Controversy Heats Up Again

Faced with questions about worker conditions and pedestrian safety, a city council committee postpones a decision on a controversial Whole Foods-anchored development in West Seattle.

03/11/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council's New Planning Chair Talks Small-Lot Housing

Mike O'Brien, the city council's new planning committee chair, talks about plans to regulate small-lot housing.

03/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Shoots Down Microhousing Complaint

The city's hearing examiner rejects a complaint alleging that microhousing, commonly known as "aPodments," violates state environmental rules.

02/06/2014 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

The C Is for Crank

The Small-Lot Menace

Once again, the Seattle Times misconstrues what's happening on small lots in single-family neighborhoods.

09/25/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

City Proposes New aPodment Regulations

The city's department of planning and development issues recommendations on tiny apartments, tall and skinny houses.

06/28/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Member Licata May Propose Minimum aPodment Size; Moratorium Still Possible

City council member Nick Licata says he's exploring the possibility of setting a minimum size for microhousing, or "aPodments."

04/12/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Proposals to Increase Affordable Housing Requirement in SLU Move Forward

Proposals to require developers to contribute more toward affordable housing in South Lake Union, which a report shows is not on track to meet its workforce-housing goals, are moving forward.

03/19/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed in Olympia, in South Lake Union, and in Snohomish County.

03/01/2013 By Erica C. Barnett and Josh Feit


New Single-Family Housing Is Not the Enemy

Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez responds to a Crosscut piece opposing development in single-family neighborhoods.

02/07/2013 By Roger Valdez

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On Other Blogs Today: Car-Sharing and Cost-Sharing

Our daily roundup.

01/02/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

A "Big Announcement" After Thanksgiving

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Tim Burgess; South Lake Union; and "control of our living environments."

11/15/2012 By Morning Fizz

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On Other Blogs: (Mostly) All-Election Edition

Our daily roundup.

11/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Will Vote on Anti-Density Legislation at 2:00

The city council will vote today on legislation that would close an exemption that allows tall, skinny houses on certain "substandard" plots in single-family neighborhoods.

09/10/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

The Big-House "Emergency" Is Not An Emergency

The big-house "emergency" isn't an emergency at all, argues density advocate Roger Valdez .

09/07/2012 By Roger Valdez