Department of Good News

North Seattle's Getting Linked This Fall

Three new light rail stations arrive on October 2. And more are on the way.

04/12/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Opening Dispatch

Former Seattle Sounder Fredy Montero Opens Santo Coffee Co.

The shop, a block south of Roosevelt High School, will focus on very fresh Colombian beans.

08/07/2019 By Stefan Milne

The Cat Is the Hat

The Power of a Pink Hat

From California to DC to Seattle, the Pussyhat Project has inspired knitting as political action.

01/20/2017 By Rosin Saez

Morning Fizz

DPD Picks Alternative Four, Passes on Alternative in Roosevelt

City reportedly favors park over affordable housing plan

07/09/2015 By Josh Feit

Afternoon Jolt

Murray Puts Hold on Roosevelt Park, Wants Affordable Housing Back in the Mix

Murray says there's an opportunity in Roosevelt for a "broader investment."

05/08/2015 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sawant Campaign Has Relied on Contractors, Skipping Employee Taxes

Caffeinated news featuring contractor money, affordable housing money, and rock and roll money

04/17/2015 By Josh Feit

Film News

Scarecrow Video Gets an Overhaul

The city’s largest indie video store adds a screening room and coffee stand to its U District digs.

10/17/2012 By Eric Buckler

Opinion

The Myth of "Big Development"

Guest blogger Roger Valdez says Seattle needs an organized pro-development political movement.

02/14/2012 By Roger Valdez

City Hall

Roosevelt Upzone Passes; Neighborhood Seeks Agreement With Developer

A controversial upzone across from Roosevelt High School passes; neighbors seek a memorandum of understanding with the developer.

01/30/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Roosevelt: The Debate that Wouldn't Die

You thought the debate over the Roosevelt upzone was over? Think again.

01/17/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

News

Amendment Could Scuttle Roosevelt Development Proposal

A last-minute amendment could scuttle a proposal to increase heights on three blighted blocks near Roosevelt High School---part of an area-wide rezone to promote transit-oriented development near the Roosevelt light rail station.

12/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Likely to Adopt 65-Foot Heights in Roosevelt

The city council appears ready to increase heights around the light-rail station in Roosevelt.

12/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Roosevelt Upzone Could be Delayed

A proposal to increase heights near the Roosevelt light-rail station---this time, supported by the neighborhood---could be delayed by a year or more.

11/17/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Yesterday's Barn Burner

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated news and gossip starring: Occupy Seattle, Phoenix Jones, Madeleine McKenna, Mayor Mike McGinn, the Roosevelt rezone, and I-1183.

10/11/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"A Really Stupid Statement."

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated news and gossip starring: Greg Nickels, Maria Cantwell, Patty Murray, OneAmerica, and the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association. Photo via Q13.

09/20/2011 By Morning Fizz

City

Roosevelt Neighbors Face Off Against Density

Roger Valdez takes on the arguments against increasing density around light rail in Roosevelt.

09/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Friday Morning Videos

Friday edition: Left and right gripe about state funded dog doo video; minority advocates interview the candidates; and one more reason Sally Clark is wrong on Roosevelt.

07/15/2011 By Morning Fizz

On Other Blogs

Roger Valdez: On Transit-Oriented Ghost Towns

Roger Valdez, at Seattle's Land Use Code: The law of supply and demand dictates that upzones around light rail stations won't lead to "derelict," tumbleweed-strewn neighborhoods.

07/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Clark, Burgess Spar Over Density in Roosevelt

City council members Sally Clark and Tim Burgess spar over density near the Roosevelt light rail station. Image via CityTank.

07/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Afternoon Jolt: Density in Roosevelt

The day's winners and losers.

07/06/2011 By Afternoon Jolt