Seattle Council Approves Batch of Harrell’s Downtown Activation Plan Rezones "Approval of the residential 440-foot highrise rezone in the Downtown Retail Core wasn’t completely assured. Councilmember Alex Pedersen (District 4 – Northeast Seattle) and Tammy Morales (District 2 – Southeast Seattle) voted against the measure at the committee stage for different reasons." (The Urbanist)

With renewed focus on equity and ‘Just Growth’ agenda, Capitol Hill EcoDistrict makes move to growing Seattle Urban League "The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict took shape more than a decade ago as it as formed by what was then known as Capitol Hill Housing. The developer and manager of affordable housing across Capitol Hill recognized its shifting focus to a larger citywide mandate with a change of its name to Community Roots Housing in the time since. Now the community-focused organization it helped create to address environmental and social concerns in the area’s development is ready for a larger mandate." (Capitol Hill Seattle)

Seattle-Area Buildings Prime for Office-to-Housing Conversion "Dozens of aging office buildings across Seattle, Tacoma and Bellevue could be good candidates for conversion into thousands of new apartments, a possible solution to the housing shortage as empty offices go unused." (Connect CRE)

Construction stops on Alexandria's life science project in Seattle "Alexandria is the nation's largest biotech real estate development company by far, with 47 million square feet." (Puget Sound Business Journal)