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IZ and Inclusion: Time to Find Better Ideas

Alcyone Apartments in South Lake Union. Photo by author. Recently the Capitol Hill Housing Improvement Program (CHHIP) decided they are no longer endorsing incentive and inclusionary policy to create affordable housing. Is it possible that even non-profit housing agencies are seeing … Continue reading

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Ahem, that planter is not a litter box

As I walk around American cities like Chicago, New York and Washington DC, I see lots of low metal fences around streetside planters. Robust vegetation grows inside, protected from people and dogs. Invariably the plants are in dramatically better condition … Continue reading

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The inconvenient truth about workforce housing

Dan Bertolet, a planner and a blogger at CityTank.org, posted his thoughts on an upcoming forum: On Thursday, February 13th the Seattle City Council will host a Seattle Workforce Housing Forum. The City Council promises that the forum will “tackle … Continue reading

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Check out video about Amazon.com high-rise

On December 14, GeoEngineers shot a time-lapse video of its project partner, Sellen Construction, pouring more than 11,000 cubic yards of concrete for the foundation of the first of three buildings that will make up the new Amazon headquarters in … Continue reading

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King Street Station Can Transform the City

Seattle has invested a great deal in King Street Station and the surrounding area, why not go a little further and make it a world-class transit hub? Out of the three designated hubs in downtown Seattle, King Street is arguably … Continue reading

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