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

City Hall

Planning Commission Pushes for More Family Housing

The city's Planning Commission is pushing for more "family-sized" housing—meaning three bedrooms or more—in Seattle.

02/04/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Guest Op/Ed

Want Lower Housing Prices? Increase Supply.

Want lower housing prices? Smart Growth Seattle's Roger Valdez says the solution has to include increased housing supply.

01/28/2014 By Roger Valdez

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: I'm Not Sure They Want You to Testify

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: cancellations, emails, speed dating, and racism.

10/02/2013 By Morning Fizz

Opinion

A Tale of Two Buildings: Why the Council Should Ask for More in South Lake Union

As the council debates how much affordable housing to require from developers in exchange for taller buildings in South Lake Union, the Tenants Union argues that most of their proposals fall short.

04/15/2013 By Eliana Horn and Stina Janssen

Opinion

The Senate Budget: What About Housing?

There's been a lot of talk about education during this year's budget negotiations, but another critical need—for the state's most vulnerable residents—has gotten short shrift.

04/05/2013 By Jamila Johnson

City Hall

Council Committee to Discuss What to Do About "Small-Lot" Houses

The city council's planning committee gears up to discuss how the city should regulate the development of tall, skinny houses on small lots.

03/13/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Stopping the Sugar, Study Success and Overpass Action

Today’s picks for civic nerds.

03/13/2013 By Anna Chatilo

The C Is for Crank

Why We Need Occupancy Limits

Why we still need to limit the number of people who can live in a single unit.

12/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Plymouth Housing: Protesters are Spreading "Misinformation"

Plymouth Housing Group leaders respond to complaints about the agency's plan to build a new low-income housing development on Third Ave. downtown.

12/07/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Leaflet Campaign Targets New Low-Income Housing Project

An aggressive leafleting effort is targeting a project that will house dozens of low-income downtown residents.

12/06/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Affordable Housing Incentives: Why Housing Prices Aren't the Whole Story

Instead of lowering housing prices, we need to lower housing costs, argues urbanism advocate Roger Valdez.

09/25/2012 By Roger Valdez

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