Growth and Development Reporter
Joshua's "growing pains" beat sits at the nexus of housing, transportation, urban planning, and the economy. His favorite stories also include themes of history, technology and climate change.
Joshua holds a BA in Architecture from the University of Washington. Public Radio is his second career; architecture was his first. He is proud of the many odd jobs he's held in his life, such as salmon fisher, author, bike courier and bed-and-breakfast cook.
Languages Spoken: English
Professional Affiliations: The Society of Professional Journalists, Western Washington Chapter
This Black Friday, when lots of people spend money shopping for the holidays, Black-owned businesses in the Seattle area are asking shoppers to share the love as part of Black Black Friday.
Tuesday Nov. 28 is the first king tide of the season.In South Park, business owners, residents and the government are hoping to avoid a repeat of last season's catastrophic flooding.
When homes are demolished, that wood usually ends up in the dump. But now, an investment by the Environmental Protection Agency aims to get that old wood into new Seattle houses.
If you ride light rail in the Seattle metro area this holiday season, be sure to bring your ORCA card, and tap the card as you enter the station. Starting Wednesday, Sound Transit is ratcheting up its fare enforcement policy, and issuing citations for the first time in two years. It’s a big change.
Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell and other leaders are declaring victory for the city's affordable housing levy after initial ballot counts show it leading with voter approval.
Out of all the ZIP codes in Washington state, downtown Redmond’s has built the most new apartments, according to a new study. In the whole nation, Redmond comes in 10th place for new housing, behind ZIP codes in D.C., New York, and Texas.
Downtown Seattle has the Seattle Art Museum, the Paramount, the symphony, and some other theaters and galleries. But it hasn’t been the center of Seattle’s arts scene for a long time. Now, with downtown struggling economically, Mayor Bruce Harrell has been talking about a new arts and entertainment district downtown. He says he wants to put a streetcar right down the middle of it. The city has even branded the proposed streetcar line as the “Culture Connector.” So, you can’t talk about the streetcar now without thinking about the arts. This raises a question: What do streetcars have to do with art? More than you’d think.
A new city audit accuses Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections of ethical lapses. 30 percent of department employees interviewed by the auditor said they have concerns.
Cities in Washington can no longer make vague promises to build enough affordable housing for the people moving into this region. That’s the aim of a new state law giving cities specific goals around how many homes they'll accommodate, and who should be able to afford them.
Seattle's Grand Illusion Cinema, indie film buff favorite, faces uncertain future following $2.3 million sale
The tiny Grand Illusion Cinema — or at least, the building it occupies in the University District — has sold to a developer for just over $2 million dollars. The theater’s manager said it will probably be torn down in a few years. We went to a recent screening to see why the place has become so important to film fans and filmmakers.