Category Archives: Neighborhoods

The Seattle City Council elections: our predicted winner in each race isn’t always who we would prefer

The good, bad, and ugly and our wishes for the victors Ok folks, here’s our predictions for the seven Seattle City Council races.  Mind you, they are not always who we would prefer, but rather those most likely to succeed.  … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Politics, Upzoning

Neighborhood challenge to MHA upzones is not over: State Growth Management Hearing Board to hear citizen’s appeal Tuesday November 5th

Room 1610 Seattle Municipal Tower, 9AM-4PM (PST): A decision favoring SCALE representing over two dozen neighborhood and housing groups would overturn Seattle’s city-wide MHA upzones implemented earlier this year In an appeal hearing that may take two days (November 5th … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods

GMA Hearing Board last July overturned Olympia’s “missing middle” upzone plan

The decision was a victory of neighborhood groups in Olympia effectively striking down that city’s upzone plan – does it portend the fate of Seattle’s massive MHA upzone plan? Olympia’s “missing middle” ordinance allows more multifamily housing—duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, accessory … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Density, Neighborhoods

Shaun Scott’s vendetta against single family housing – where 60 percent of all Seattleites live

Scott suggests you’re racist if you don’t want to abolish single-family zoning: does that mean 88,000 people renting one in Seattle are racist (28 percent of renters) and 29 percent of all African-Americans? South of Othello between 46th S and … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Politics, Upzoning

Pedersen vs Scott and Gossett vs Zahilay: October 15th, 530pm at UHeights Center

Join us at a unique candidate forum that brings together both City and County councilmember candidates to discuss issues affecting the U District. City Council candidates Alex Pedersen and Shaun Scott, and King County Council candidates Larry Gossett and Girmay Zahilay will answer questions from our community … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Neighborhoods, Uncategorized

A second round of upzones for historic University District moves forward; activists to hold “Save the Ave” fundraiser, 5pm-9pm, Aug 10th at the Big Time

Rob Johnson, former Councilmember from the 4th District is long gone but his proposal to upzone the Ave and over a dozen other blocks in the neighborhood lives on. Residents and small businesses wonder why CM Johnson proposal moves forward … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Density, Displacement, Gentrification, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Politics, University District, Upzoning

University Heights Community Center to host important forum on “car camping” this Thursday, August 8th, 7-9 pm.

You’re invited: Panel of experts with audience discussion on how we can compassionately address this crisis  – over half of all homeless live in their vehicles yet there are almost no ‘sanctioned’ areas for them in Seattle or King County

Posted in Homelessness, Neighborhoods, University District