Lot Suit: Another Builder’s Story


This is a second declaration from a builder explaining the negative effects of the City’s abutting lot rule that we’ve challenged in King County Superior Court. You can read┬áJon Coombes’ full declaration here. Keep in mind more risk and cost to the builder translates into higher prices both for the product but overall when production […]

Lot Suit: One Builder’s Story

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I am posting two declarations we submitted as part of our law suit against the City’s abutting lot rule. The first one is from local builder Graham Black. The file is a PDF that translates as an image. So I am posting a screen shot of one key paragraph. The abutting lot rule was intended […]

Council to Pass MIZ Framework In Spite of New Legal Concerns

Later this morning, the Seattle City Council will take one step closer to imposing a full fledged Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning (MIZ) policy requiring fees or inclusion of price controlled housing units with all new construction. Along with the many arguments we’ve made against the proposal there is an additional one: the City Council is acting […]