In 2021, Seattle's Mandatory Housing Affordability program raised ~$76,000,000 in fees to build affordable housing (Seattle Times): Most of the fees came from 18 large projects, with one tower in the University District contributing $12M.
Kenmore Air, Puyallup Tribe partner to fly seaplanes out of South Puget Sound (Seattle Times): Starting in 2023, the tribe will offer routes to Victoria, B.C., and the San Juan Islands, in addition to sightseeing and charter flights from Tacoma.
Concrete strike delays opening of Seattle’s waterfront park (Seattle Times): Completion of the project, originally slated for 2024, is now set for 2025.
King County initiative wants to prevent further gentrification (Crosscut): All but one King County Council member voted in March for the Equitable Development Initiative, designed to curb the displacement of vulnerable communities.
Lowe plans 400+ new apartments near Mt. Baker light rail station (PSBJ):
A five-story building with around 410 apartments and up to 17,000 square feet of ground-floor retail is planned for the 1.5-acre property on the site of the former Jorve roofing building.