Living in the Future

5 Real Estate Experts Dish on What To Expect in Seattle's Next Decade

Zoning, prices, growing neighborhoods (and cities), and advice moving forward.

04/08/2020 By Stefan Milne


Rob Johnson on His One-Term Seattle City Council Legacy

"I fundamentally believe that the challenges we face as a growing city have a lot to do with restrictive land-use policies."

11/09/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup: Central District, Congestion Pricing, Opioid Crisis

Your local politics morning digest.

04/05/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Afternoon Jolt

Afternoon Jolts: Preschool, Zoning, and Indigenous Peoples' Day

The day's winners and losers.

09/02/2014 By Afternoon Jolt


Swedish Expansion Faces Neighborhood Opposition

Residents say they're worried a tower in Squire Park will drown out sunlight and attract traffic.

08/04/2014 By Casey Jaywork

City Hall

City to Take Up Two Big Density Decisions

The city hearing examiner and its planning department will consider two zoning changes that could significantly affect height and density in several neighborhoods.

06/19/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Increased Density Riles Homeowners

A petition from a group that's trying to roll back heights in low-rise parts of the city highlights fears about sunlight, trash, and becoming another New York City.

01/17/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"One of the Most Important Endorsements In This Race"

Wednesday Fizz featuring: The state AG's race, traffic safety, roll-your-own cigarettes, and---what else?---land use.

01/24/2012 By Morning Fizz

The C is for Crank

Don't Kill Retail Permanently Over a Temporary Recession

Mayor Mike McGinn's proposal to allow ground-level housing in commercial zones is short-sighted and could cause long-term damage.

07/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Anti-Density Forces a No-Show at North Seattle Forum

Anti-density forces failed to show up at a North Seattle town hall last night with Mayor Mike McGinn, who fielded a wide range of tough questions.

06/15/2011 By Roger Valdez

City Hall

Seattle Transit Blog: 85 Feet is Enough for Roosevelt

Seattle Transit Blog: Why more density---but not too much more---makes sense around the Roosevelt light rail station.

06/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

A Group of Local Small Businesses

Thursday (Packed) Edition: A letter to council members; a peek at food carts; an angry Facebook page; a new proposal from the governor; and a 26-foot-long pinata.

05/05/2011 By Morning Fizz