Category Archives: University District

Councilmember Rob Johnson is misleading the public about upzones

Northeast Seattle’s city councilmember twists truth to support irresponsible policies by Alex Pedersen Do you recognize this bulldozer? It’s hard to tell because there are so many rumbling in Northeast Seattle these days. (It’s the one on NE 50th and … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, Homelessness, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Protest, University District, Upzoning

You’re invited: University District small businesses host fundraiser to “Save the Ave” Friday March 31st 6pm, Big Time Brewery

Group secures six-month delay in upzone of University Way – fundraiser will help pay for study of impacts on small businesses and to come up with solutions that prevent small business displacement Join us for a fundraising party to “Savethe … Continue reading

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CM Johnson’s last minute addition of 3-block area to UDistrict upzone spells loss of another 180 low cost rentals – council unanimously approves covering neighborhood with highrises

CM’s Juarez and Harrell vote against Herbold and OBrien’s efforts to mitigate impacts of upzone  siding with developer backed majority For youtube vid click here of affected 3 block area  CM’s Herbold and OBrien (with Sawant backing) failed in their attempt … Continue reading

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Second Billionaire Backs HALA

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz gives $450,000 to promote Mayor Ed Murray’s “Grand Bargain” Billionaire Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna, his spouse, have given $450,000 to two local groups supporting Mayor Ed Murray’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA). … Continue reading

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Councilmember Rob Johnson elevates mudslinging to new level equating neighborhood opposition to HALA with Trump’s wall: a neighborhood leader responds

Recent quotes from Councilmember Rob Johnson disparage neighborhood leaders for caring about their neighborhoods.   In a recent presentation to a large pro-density-at-all cost crowd attending at a Transportation Choices forum, Erica Barnett reports that CM Rob Johnson brought down … Continue reading

Posted in City Hall, Density, Neighborhoods, Politics, University District, Upzoning

Growing Pains

Advocates for livable cities debate growth management Seattle’s record-shattering growth has just put up staggering numbers again. On Jan. 20, the city’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) reported that in 2016 7,093 new housing units came onto the … Continue reading

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If affordable-housing law falls, will skyscrapers still be built?

Councilmember Mike O’Brien pledges to prevent upzones from remaining in place if low-income housing loses in court In August, the Seattle City Council passed a law that requires builders of multi-family developments to include housing for poor and working people … Continue reading

Posted in Affordable Housing, City Hall, Density, George Howland articles, Housing Preservation, Neighborhoods, Politics, University District, Upzoning