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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.


Completed Backyard Cottage

Save the Date: DADU Lunch and Learn at Seattle City Council

A week from today, Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee Chair, Mike O’Brien will host a lunch and learn in the City Council Chambers at noon on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), especially Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) or Backyard Cottages. While they go by different names, ADUs are essentially a way of adding another […]

Hot Dogs, Housing, and the Fear of Writing

One year ago today, Publicola published a blog post called Seattle City Council Common Denominator: Smothering Innovation,  that I suspect made a few people, especially now former Councilmember Sally Clark, very mad. I was encouraged to submit a post to a website about the process of writing. Their request for posts was titled, “The Call […]


Seattle Times: Helping the Discussion on Housing or Making it Worse?

Yesterday at noon the Seattle Times’ Sanjay Bhatt hosted an online forum on housing. I couldn’t participate but you can see the thread of comments and discussion by visiting the log of the chat at the Seattle Times website. The fact that the Times would host this kind of forum is great. The region’s largest […]