City Hall

Federal Judge Ponders City Fee on Developers

Is the city's affordable housing fee fair?

09/26/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Fizz Likes and Dislikes

Like or Dislike? We can't decide. Torn up about zoning, endorsements, and public space.

08/22/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Declined to Endorse

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring play streets, a universal ORCA, transit hopes, and zoning woes.

08/19/2014 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Citing U.S. Supreme Court, Developers Challenge Incentive Zoning Fee in Federal Court

Downtown developers mount legal challenge to city's affordable housing fee.

08/12/2014 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Executed in Front of the Gum Wall

How we really feel about this week.

08/08/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Supposed Gap

Caffeinated news and gossip featuring the council and the streetcar, the council and incentive zoning, and Mayor Murray and President Obama.

07/22/2014 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Buses, Bellevue, and SPD

Our daily roundup.

07/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Holcomb vs. Sawant

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring the union vs. the union, Holcomb vs. Sawant, and a slow-growther fast-growther love fest.

07/17/2014 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Stating the Obvious

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring affordable housing, Metro funding, affordable artist housing, and a no-brainer.

06/26/2014 By Morning Fizz

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That... Bus Cuts and Affordable Housing

Some weird things we noticed about bus cut rhetoric and affordable housing arguments.

05/06/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question for Mike O'Brien on Incentive Zoning

Mike O'Brien says the new data suggest it's time to "reevaluate" incentive zoning, but maintains that the anecdotes he hears tell a different story.

02/18/2014 By Josh Feit


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

City Hall

Friday Afternoon Fizz: McGinn vs. FOX, SLU vs. Downtown, and More

Late-Friday Afternoon Fizz featuring Cascade Bicycle Club, McGinn on FOX, and affordable housing downtown.

08/23/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


Incentive Zoning Is Not the Answer

Cola op/ed contributor Roger Valdez argues that incentive zoning—greater density in exchange for more affordable housing—is not an affordability panacea.

03/18/2013 By Roger Valdez


Isn't it Weird That...

Three weird things about: Incentive zoning, the state senate, and campaign speeches.

12/06/2012 By Josh Feit