land use http://kplu.org en Micro-housing boom has some Seattle neighborhoods up in arms http://kplu.org/post/micro-housing-boom-has-some-seattle-neighborhoods-arms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New buildings packed with dorm-like rooms for rent have been popping up in Seattle’s densest neighborhoods.</span></p><p>A grey area in the law is allowing these so-called “micro-housing” projects to go up without neighborhood comment. A brown-bag discussion on the issue of takes place <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/news/detail.asp?ID=13546" target="_blank">at City Hall today</a>.</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:48:28 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8455 at http://kplu.org Micro-housing boom has some Seattle neighborhoods up in arms Climate change report shows major impacts for Northwest http://kplu.org/post/climate-change-report-shows-major-impacts-northwest <p>Imagine a future in which major areas of Seattle’s waterfront are flooded because of rising tides.</p><p>Businesses that front on Elliot Bay, including the famous Edgewater Hotel, or parks such as Myrtle Edwards or Golden Gardens, would have to adjust to storm surges more than six feet higher than we’re used to.</p><p>According to a <a href="http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/federal-scientists-national-climate-assessment-0357.html">new federal report on climate change</a>, that future is just a few decades away.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:34:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7547 at http://kplu.org Climate change report shows major impacts for Northwest Campaign to protect precious lands in San Juan Islands http://kplu.org/post/campaign-protect-precious-lands-san-juan-islands <p>The <a href="http://www.visitsanjuans.com/">San Juan Islands</a> are known for pristine natural beauty that includes a <a href="http://www.fws.gov/washingtonmaritime/sanjuanis/">national wildlife refuge</a> and several remote state parks. &nbsp;</p><p>But they also contain about 1,000 acres of federally owned land that has been largely forgotten by authorities. Some islanders fear it might be sold off to developers.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:01 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2208 at http://kplu.org Campaign to protect precious lands in San Juan Islands New revelations heat up Longview coal port fight http://kplu.org/post/new-revelations-heat-longview-coal-port-fight <p>Previously undisclosed documents are raising questions about whether the Australian company trying to build a new coal export facility in Longview has tried to snooker local officials.</p><p>According to an article in the New York Times, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/us/15coal.html?_r=1">documents show officials at Millennium Bulk Terminals “tried to limit what state officials knew about its long-term goals during the early permitting process last year.”</a></p> Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:25:53 +0000 Liam Moriarty 800 at http://kplu.org New revelations heat up Longview coal port fight