Proponents and opponents of legislation that would make it easier for small businesses to open in neighborhoods, loosen restrictions on some developments, and get rid of minimum parking requirements near transit had it out at this morning's council hearin
One year in to Seattle's experiment allowing backyard cottage housing, opponents' predictions of calamity---the destruction of single-family neighborhoods, a proliferation of looming mega-cottages---have not come true.
The city council approves new, lower affordability limits for a developer tax break designed to spur private investment in affordable housing, but the limits don't go far enough, two council members say.
South Downtown's biggest challenge is that much of the area lacks the full spectrum of uses that make up a complete neighborhood. Most importantly, there is a shortage of housing, and in particular, market-rate housing. The city is considering new zoning
It's great that the City has hired an inspiring design team for the central waterfront, but regardless of who designs it, future success will be severely jeopardized unless we get past the misguided notion that there should be no new development.
An appeal won by Belltown residents has resulted in a the scrapping of a proposed high-density housing project adjacent to the Olympic Sculpture Park, and the developer has now come back with plans for an office building.