The City during the Nickels years has put a lot of money into building up the sector, but job growth for biotech has fallen far short of the promises.READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
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Real Estate / Land Use
Many homeless people don't want to be in shelters or the housing officials think they ought to have. So here's an idea: provide campgrounds and revive trailer parks.READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Mayor Nickels forged a grand political alliance, now headless. Will it persist, will the city go back to its familiar feuding ways, or will we move on?READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The Future Shack awards suggest some design principles that could help us shape the city and region for the better.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
The first face-off of Seattle's mayoral candidates offered contrasts, but no aha! moments.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
For the first time, cost estimates for the western part, phase II, have surfaced. Adding $100 million to a project that is already short of funding is starting to look like a kind of farewell fling from Mayor Nickels. A critic traces all the funding maneuvers.READ MORE 18 COMMENTS
An art exhibit in Port Angeles displays creative responses to the Cascadia dream.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
There are plenty of land-use controversies to heat up the election. But some cities are jumping beyond these block-by-block skirmishes and proposing sweeping new forms of zoning and urban design. Our turn?READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
A new book on family-owned retailers provides a lens on the future of Seattle's neighborhood development. It's not just a matter of retail style; it's about values.READ MORE 16 COMMENTS
To build a new house on agricultural land, you'll have to farm that land yourself, and prove it.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
The state directs such small accessory units, to increase housing in cities. But cities get to regulate the local conditions. The fight in Seattle is joined in a few weeks.READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
New figures show that people are not moving to the regional growth centers anywhere near the rate that our 40-year growth plan predicts. It's time to craft some new approaches.READ MORE 46 COMMENTS
A look at Seattle's densest and most intensely developed neighborhoods, the least dense, and Pugetopolis' fastest growing towns.READ MORE 26 COMMENTS
Judge Ricardo Martinez broadly rejected the Corps of Engineers' approval of the request, even offering some sweeping language about 'cumulative impact' of such projects. A victory for Puget Sound, or just an eddy against the bigger tide?READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
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