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Real Estate / Land Use
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
The common claim that the city's population will double by 2040 is bogus. Historic factors and our own failures at building to a broad market are the main reasons.READ MORE 50 COMMENTS
The election draws sharp lines between the density coalition and the neighborhood-populist candidates led by Nick Licata. In the Mayor's race, the former has a champion in Mike McGinn and the latter is most embraced by Joe Mallahan.READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
Taken by surprise, some members of the Washington D.C. delegation are preparing to challenge the decision moving NOAA from Seattle to Newport, Oregon. It's a particularly tough blow for Bellingham, whose ambitious waterfront revival was counting on the NOAA fleet.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Cooler weather and voluntary conservation saved the day, but the underlying problems with Lake Whatcom remainREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
Problems in Lake Whatcom come back to haunt the city, as algae blooms created by shoreline development have clogged the water filtration system. No landscape watering until further notice, the city decrees.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The City wants to allow them all over town, in effect creating duplex zoning. The City has a long way to go to earn enough confidence in the neighborhoods for this experiment.READ MORE 20 COMMENTS
Everett has a remarkable string of historic buildings and landmarks, as well as a record of losing many of them. The battle with the Port of Everett over the Collins Building has become a dramatic last stand for preservationists.READ MORE 9 COMMENTS
Legislative tinkering is making annexation of the North Highline/White Center area slightly more attractive, but the City Council is not buying Mayor Nickels' numbers. If Seattle helps thy neighbor might it also beggar thy neighborhoods?READ MORE 13 COMMENTS
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