Senator Braun: “Why is housing so expensive?”


In what has become a bipartisan quest in Olympia both the Governor and the Senate are now asking the same questions we’ve been asking: why is housing so expensive to build? That question applies to both non-profit subsidized housing and market rate housing. The difference as I’ve pointed out is that when prices go up […]

March on Amazon? Maybe it’s Not Such a Bad Idea!

Amazon March

So the flier in the featured image of this post has been showing up on line lately. Here’s the details from a Facebook post: On May 1st, 2017, we are calling on all interested and affected parties to converge on Westlake Park to march on Amazon HQ in South Lake Union. We will rally at […]

Sightline Corroborates Our Message….Again!


Dan Bertolet at the Sightline Institute has delivered his promised post on the impact of Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) on low-rise zones in the city. The news is what we’ve been saying a million times: MIZ won’t work and will actually make prices for housing in Seattle worse, not better. Indeed, my previous case studies […]