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Reinventing Cities Seattle Meet-Up Event

Calling all architects, urban planners, developers, investors, environmentalists, start-ups and many more! In February we announced our participation in C40 Cities Reinventing Cities competition for the potential redevelopment of the WOSCA Site on 1st Avenue South. Join us on June 6 at City Hall to learn more about the competition… [ Keep reading ]

Team Representing Georgia Institute of Technology Wins 2024 ULI Hines Student Competition with Plan to Redevelop Seattle Site

A redevelopment plan for a Seattle site presented by a team of Georgia Institute of Technology students has taken top honors in the 22nd annual ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. The Competition was created with a generous endowment from long-time ULI leader Gerald D. Hines, founder of the Hines… [ Keep reading ]

We Belong Here Podcast S4 EP2: The Future of Downtown Seattle

Civic Common’s latest podcast about the future of Downtown Seattle features Yoon Kang O’Higgins from Friends of the Waterfront, Rico Quirindongo from Seattle’s Office of Planning & Community Development, and Jon Scholes from Downtown Seattle Association. Listen to the podcast here:

Mayor Harrell and Office of Planning and Community Development Unveil Competition Winners Advancing Innovative Office Space Conversion Ideas Focused on Sustainable Downtown Activation 

Bold proposals will inform future legislative and regulatory efforts to advance conversion projects, optimize urban assets, and meet unique neighborhood needs Mayor Bruce Harrell and The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) announced the winners of the City’s design competition seeking innovative ideas for downtown office space conversions. The… [ Keep reading ]

Converting Downtown Offices to Housing

City of Seattle Announces Call for Ideas The Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) is sponsoring a competitive Call for Ideas to convert Seattle Downtown commercial office spaces to residential use. Building owner/architect teams are invited to share innovative solutions that will identify obstacles to conversion and lead… [ Keep reading ]

Downtown Subarea Planning Seeks Proposals

Our designated Urban Centers – Downtown, Uptown, South Lake Union, Capitol Hill/First Hill, University District, and Northgate – are home to a significant share of Seattle’s residents and workers. We are beginning the process of planning for each of our centers toward becoming more equitable, vital, and resilient places in the future, beginning with Downtown. … [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan to Sign Downtown Empty Storefront Legislation Into Law Following Unanimous City Council Vote

Temporary Change Will Increase Permitting Flexibility for Uses of Empty Storefronts to Help Bring Businesses and Artists Back Downtown Following unanimous passage by the City Council, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that she will sign into law legislation to allow more flexibility in permitted uses for empty downtown storefronts…. [ Keep reading ]

City Life at Street Level

Active street life — both day and night — is a defining feature of great cities. In City Life at Street Level, the City of Seattle describes and illustrates successful strategies that architects and designers have used to create sidewalk environments that support vibrant, safe and attractive street life. As… [ Keep reading ]

One Center City: a 20-Year Vision for Seattle’s densest and fastest growing neighborhoods

One Center City will create a 20-year vision and action plan to improve transportation and provide great public spaces for everyone. This means having easy, affordable, and reliable travel options, as well as public spaces that are safe and inviting. The plan will set priorities for how we use our… [ Keep reading ]

Opinion: Allowing taller buildings downtown will relieve some of Seattle’s high housing costs

Jon Scholes, CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association. Op-Ed originally published in the Puget Sound Business Journal. Last month, the Downtown Seattle Association hosted our annual State of Downtown economic forum to review the state of our economy and Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhood. It’s no secret. People and jobs are… [ Keep reading ]