Category Archives: Neighborhoods

Greater Downtown Keeps Going

Photo Credit Graphite Design Group Long ago it was clear that this greater Downtown Seattle boom was unlike any before. Six years after the first groundbreakings, the frenzy seems poised to keep going for a long while. Big companies and … Continue reading

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Report focuses on changing retail landscape

Photo courtesy of CallisonRTKL Design firm CallisonRTKL released a report on the Mall of the Future, a consolidation of ideas, trends and concepts that it said are set to change the retail landscape and the shopping center experience in the … Continue reading

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D.C. project that houses homeless wins AIA award

Affordable housing has gotten a lot of press lately in Seattle, so it’s interesting to see how other cities are addressing the issue. LEO A DALY and and its design partner Studio Twenty Seven Architecture were honored recently for a … Continue reading

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Seattle might keep going

The duration and intensity of the Downtown Seattle development boom is getting a little surprising, beyond even my optimistic guesses from a few years ago. This isn’t just another Seattle-type boom. But here’s the kicker: things seem poised to keep … Continue reading

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My Micro NY is made of prefab modular

Brookyn firm nArchitects has designed New York’s first micro-apartment complex. The project, called My Micro NY, is made of prefabricated modular units that will be stacked into place this spring and go on the market this summer. The 55 units … Continue reading

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Turn those substation sites into parks

This former substation site at 3904 N.E. 65th St. was sold last year for development. Photos by Cass Turnbull. Posted by Cass Turnbull ‘It’s not right’.’That’s what I thought when I heard Seattle City Light was going to sell 35 … Continue reading

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Volunteers to host holiday dinner for Nickelsville encampment

Volunteers of the Low Income Housing Institute will host a holiday dinner at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Dec. 23) for residents of Nickelsville, a tent city encampment in Seattle for homeless people. The volunteers will also distribute donated winter clothing, blankets … Continue reading

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Microhousing: good or bad?

How Small Are They? Microhousing: good or bad? Did you know Seattle is the pioneer in microhousing – that is apartments with an average size of 150 square feet?  An article in Politico says this is because of our real estate … Continue reading

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Will Council Raise Rents for Everyone?

It’s a repeated movie scene: soccer player dribbles down the field, overcoming all opposition and ignoring the shouting onlookers….and scores in the wrong goal. City Council members say they want Seattle to be affordable, but the Land Use Committee is … Continue reading

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Can growth reduce traffic?

Via6, photo by Tim Rice Often we look at development and wonder what will happen to traffic. This comes up a lot regarding greater Downtown Seattle, particularly the fast-growing northern portions. Actually, the truth might be pretty good. The reasons … Continue reading

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