Growth Hangover

Seattle City Council Passed Its Biggest Affordable Housing Measure in Years

The plan allows larger buildings in certain areas across the city and pays for thousands of units of new affordable housing.

03/19/2019 By Philip Kiefer

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: Deadly Use of Force Law, Sales Tax Credit, and Evictions

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

02/08/2019 By Anne Dennon

City Hall

Mandatory Affordable Housing Bill for International District Moves Toward Council Vote

The council vote is slated for July 17 after the legislation was passed out of committee Tuesday.

06/06/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

Seattle City Council Mandates Affordable Housing in South Lake Union, Downtown

The ordinance fell short for many activists who showed up to the council meeting Monday.

04/10/2017 By Hayat Norimine

News

Happy Presidents' Day? What to Look for This Week in Seattle Politics

Key council votes, the Uber-union saga continues, and Senator Miloscia raises the stakes in his fight against King County safe consumption sites.

02/20/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

News

Will the Upzone Upend the University District?

As the city moves forward, some fear displacement of social services for homeless.

02/08/2017 By Rianna Hidalgo

City Hall

Licata Proposes Limiting Heights at Roosevelt Station

City council member Nick Licata proposes an amendment to the long-planned Roosevelt light rail station upzone to limit heights on three blocks adjacent to Roosevelt High School.

12/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Opinion

Council Should Adopt Height Increases to Strengthen Pioneer Square

Guest op/ed: Modest height increases are the first step toward a vibrant, viable Pioneer Square.

04/18/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Astonished at the Irony

02/17/2010 By Morning Fizz