Council Bargains Away Housing in Mixed Low-Rise Vote


The stage was set: Which Councilmembers would appear to support or oppose Councilmember Tom Rasmussen’s terrible amendments to already not-so-great low-rise legislation? By the time deliberations began on his 8 amendments, 7 Councilmembers were present a the Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee. As we’ve pointed out, the legislation went from bad, to better, […]

Let Council Know You’re Against Rasmussen Amendments to LR Legislation


There isn’t any simpler way to put it: Please let the City Council know you oppose Councilmember Rasmussen’s efforts to return currently low-rise legislation to the form it was in when we appealed it last year. Councilmember Rasmussen has 9 amendments before the Planning Land Use and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee tomorrow afternoon. We need your […]

Low-Rise Battle: Filling the Missing Middle


I’ve written before about the importance of figuring out how to build more density into and around single-family and low-rise neighborhoods. For example, we talked about courtyard housing as a way to create more density and affordability. There’s a great term for this need: the missing middle. And there is a great website called the Missing […]