10 Years That Changed A City

2015: Real Estate Loses Its Mind

This was the year that the housing affordability gap yawned wide like an angry fault line between socioeconomic strata.

03/10/2016 By Matthew Halverson

City

O'Brien Sets Aside Blanket Linkage Fee, Promotes Housing Compromise

Murray and O'Brien roll out legislation for inclusionary zoning and commercial linkage fee.

09/01/2015 By Josh Kelety

I'm New Here

Brian Schlenker Is a Tech Transplant

Meet one member of Amazon’s rapidly expanding horde.

08/20/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

A Text Exchange with Mike O'Brien; Plus KIRO Gets Facts Wrong in Parking Story

Caffeinated news featuring parking facts and zoning texts with Mike O'Brien

06/02/2015 By Josh Feit

Real Estate

The 10 Best Neighborhoods in Seattle

The current state of the city’s (sometimes crazy) housing market.

04/24/2015 By Darren Davis

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: What to Do on Earth Day, Plus a Climate Change Exclusive

Today's picks for civic nerds

04/22/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh

Feature

The Rent Really Is Too Damn High

And it’s a bigger problem than tenant vs. landlord.

04/22/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Afternoon Jolt

Monday Jolt: SHA's Rent Hike

The day's winners and losers.

10/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Land-Use Chair Wants to Increase Number of Backyard Cottages

Prefab DADUs (detached accessory dwelling units, aka cottages) could be coming to a backyard near you.

08/15/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Housing

New Public Housing Program Mirrors "Welfare Reform"; Mayor Murray Raises Concerns

A new Seattle Housing Authority proposal would tie housing eligibility to willingness to work and accept services, rather than income.

08/07/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Considers New Affordable Housing Proposal

The Seattle City Council considers a new affordable housing proposal.

07/29/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Pay Close Attention to What the Council Does

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring pot, housing, and cars.

07/08/2014 By Morning Fizz

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Seattle Needs Housing

Today's picks for civic nerds

05/01/2014 By Ezra Parter

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Hemp, Housing, and Homelessness

Today's picks for civic nerds.

04/30/2014 By Ezra Parter

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: The Waterfront of the Future

Today's picks for civic nerds.

04/29/2014 By Ezra Parter

Opinion

Isn't it Weird That: Incentive Zoning Edition

A weird thing we've noticed about the city's incentive zoning policy to spur affordable housing.

02/17/2014 By Josh Feit

Op/Ed

Seattle Does Not Have A Workforce Housing Crisis

In a guest op/ed, Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez argues that Seattle's housing need isn't for "workforce housing." It's for more housing—period.

02/10/2014 By Roger Valdez