Africatown starts community design process for Midtown Center project
The affordable, mixed-use development is looping in its neighbors from the jump
How the Fremont Troll became a symbol of creative resilience in a tech boomtown
30 years later, the under-bridge installation keeps close watch over its neighborhood’s identity (and a VW Beetle).
In the Central District, the Liberty Bank Building celebrates black heritage—and a resilient future
The community-led development provides 115 units of affordable housing in a neighborhood fraught with displacement.
Death Cab for Cutie’s ‘Gold Rush’ is about Seattle, but filmed in Los Angeles
Cities everywhere are changing, but that’s not Seattle
The Edith Macefield House set to become a permanent part of Ballard Blocks
Rumor had it that the little house was finally coming down—but the developer says it’s sticking around long-term
Tacoma has one of the most rapidly gentrifying ZIP codes in US, study says
The area includes parts of the Hilltop neighborhood and the Dome District
Seattle will tax and regulate short-term rentals [Update]
The new limits take effect in 2019.
The Seattle metro has gained 22 ‘million-dollar neighborhoods’ since 2014
Those are ZIP codes with 10 percent or more homes valued at $1 million or more.
Finding ghosts all over Seattle
Nostalgia—with all its conflicting good and bad—is the foundation of Ghosts of Seattle Past: An Anthology of Lost Seattle Places. Published in April, it is a collection of essays, interviews, photos, and comics about Seattle places lost to time, cost, and change.
Seattle legislation would give regulating short-term rentals another try
City Councilor Tim Burgess hopes to prevent "a mass turnover of existing rental housing stock into short-term rentals."
Liberty Bank Building artwork will honor history of the Central District
The community-led development at the former site of the Liberty Bank Building is getting closer to breaking ground—and the art that will adorn the building is starting to come to life.
Queen Anne grocery turned condo lists at $399K
Shall they ring that package up for you?
Seattle’s redlining roots in Great Depression maps
An interactive platform by the University of Richmond called "Mapping Inequality" looks into just that. Specifically, it digs into the mother of all redlining resources: Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) maps from the Great Depression.
Gentrification Citations served in Central District
Starting Monday, certain Central District businesses and developments received "citations" outlining that they were guilty of a "karmic infraction."
Seattle growth is creating expats for good reasons
Buy a house for one-quarter the price of Seattle's market? Yep. Artists are doing it - on the other side of the mountains.
Seattle's 'Segregation Within Integration'
A UW study shows how even Seattle's "diverse" neighborhoods are overly-segregated