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
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Real Estate / Land Use
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
The new light rail line opens up new ways to see the city, and brings visibility to long-neglected and fascinating parts of Seattle.READ MORE 10 COMMENTS
Turns out there's no parking near the light rail stations, save one in Tukwila. Welcome to the reality of trade-offs.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Two panels wrestle with the future of Washington's residential architecture, and especially the fabric of a growing Seattle. An overriding question: How much can good design solve the problems of density?READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
Some impressions on transit, development, and change in Seattle's Rainier Valley, Mossback's youthful stomping ground.READ MORE 7 COMMENTS
The loss of an historic church in Tacoma and the saving of several in Seattle offer lessons about the particular problems, and opportunities, of saving urban religious sanctuaries.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Even in hard times, there are signs that livable Seattle can still make progress despite, or even because of, the challenges of the economyREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
Walkable neighborhoods take more than density and sidewalks. You have to create conditions where small stores can survive.READ MORE 21 COMMENTS
The battle for candidate endorsements reveals some ideological divides between local environmentalists, developers, and independent thinkers who wonder if all urban growth is good.READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
There goes the (apathetic) neighborhoodREAD MORE COMMENT NOW
More thoughts from the Seattle and Vancouver urban debaters on what makes their cities livable, or not.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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