How To Solve a Problem Like Denny Way "Data from King County Metro shows that following Amazon’s shift toward more in-person work on May 1, on-time reliability on the Route 8 plummeted, going from 77.1% of trips throughout the day being considered on-time (within 5 minutes) in April to 64.1% in May and 57.9% in June, rebounding only slightly in July. During peak evening commute hours of 3pm to 7pm, when demand to get on I-5 from Denny Way heading eastbound is at its highest, on-time reliability has been hovering around 40%. This is even lower than pre-pandemic lows experienced on the 8, with 54% of trips in July of 2019 being recorded as late." (The Urbanist)

9 new ways Seattle could raise taxes to balance its budget "The city’s 'Revenue Stabilization Workgroup' was tasked with crafting progressive taxes. Here’s what they came up with." (Crosscut)

Seattle's historic Smith Tower is up for sale "The historic skyscraper, which used to be the tallest building on the West Coast, is now up for sale. It has been open since 1914 and is a landmark both in Pioneer Square and in the city." (K5)

First American City to Tame Inflation Owes Its Success to Affordable Housing "The Minneapolis area has seen an increase in rental units, thanks to a regional effort that included new zoning rules." (Bloomberg - CityLab)

Port of Seattle approves $33M for Maritime Innovation Center "Construction on the $32.6 million Maritime Innovation Center project is expected to begin in mid-2024." (The Business Journals - Seattle)