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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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On the Radio: Housing, Growth, and Rent Control

Today between 1 and 2PM I’ll be on the “Rental Property Coach” radio show on AM 1590 talking about housing and development and, very likely, rent control. The show is recorded at this time and then broadcast on Saturday morning. We are able, however, to take calls with questions or comments. If you have questions […]

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Rent Control? What About Cost Control?

Yesterday, 43rd Legislative District Candidate Jess Spear made a case for rent control.  We’ve already explained why rent control is inflationary, and a bad idea whether it is imposed by the City Council or a Roman Emperor. But how fast are rents rising? And what will make them go higher? What effect would rent control […]

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Will Seattle Be a Great City for Everyone, or Just a Few?

If you’ve been following my work and the work of Smart Growth Seattle over the last few years you’ve definitely noticed that I can get pretty worked up about density and housing supply. I’ve even aggressively challenged members of the Seattle City Council over the years—some who I genuinely like—because they’ve made decisions that, in […]