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New Ideas for a Growing City

Seattle is a growing and changing city with new people and families arriving every day. People fall in love with our city and want to make it their home. We need new ideas and a fresh approach to creating a wide range of housing choices for new people and families that want to join us in our beautiful corner of the world. Thank you for visiting our site and we hope you’ll join our efforts.

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Will Microhousing in Seattle Survive?

Later today, at a meeting of the Seattle City Council, legislation revising microhousing regulations will be introduced. As it now stands, Councilmember Mike O’Brien has some seriously damaging elements that will make microhousing harder to build—it may become so difficult that builders will opt for other, larger, and, for the renter, pricier options. The prices […]

Affordable Housing Project Feels the Blues

Here we go again. This KIRO 7 News story kind of speaks for itself. But this time 44 units of affordable housing are the focal point of neighborhood angst. This is yet another example of why we see a growing problem with overreach from neighbors who want to control every aspect of private development, even […]

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DPD: A “Creature of the Internet”

As you might remember Smart Growth Seattle has appealed a proposed downzone of the city’s low-rise zones by Councilmember Sally Clark and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). The City moved to dismiss our appeal on the grounds that we didn’t actually comment on the Determination of Non-Significance (DNS). We countered with our own […]