Regional Organizations Support Microhousing

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Since the passage of the Growth Management Act (GMA) 25 years ago, there has been one group in the state that has been tenacious about defending the principles of the GMA: Futurewise. Formerly known as 1000 Friends of Washington, Futurewise stands up in legal fights against sprawl and has also been the most consistent voice […]

Low-Rise Appeal: Smart Growth Seattle:1, DPD: 0

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Smart Growth Seattle, called a “creature of the internet” by the Department of Planning and Development(DPD), has successfully fought DPD’s attempt to dismiss our appeal of a proposed downzone of Seattle’s low-rise zones. Now, our appeal can go forward and will be heard. Our goal, and the reason why we filed the appeal, is to […]

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 […]