Don’t Make it Worse, Make it Better: Time for a Housing Plan


Often City Council meetings can get really crowded and not everyone gets a chance to speak. And two minutes goes by really fast. So, I am posting what I plan to say at tonight’s Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability meeting on Incentive Zoning. Whether I get to say it or not, you get to read […]

Why Small Houses Matter


I recently watched an episode of the FYI Network‘s new small-home reality show, Tiny House Nation, a show hosted by renovation experts John Weisbarth and Zack Giffin. Weisbarth and Giffin travel the country helping families design and build tiny homes. The homes can be in the city or the country, mobile or stationary, but they […]

Value Capture: DPD, Councilmember Clark Hang Out “No Vacancy” Sign


In her post describing Smart Growth Seattle’s appeal of a proposed downzone of Seattle’s LR3, Erica Barnett explains that opponents of growth say that proposals to create more housing are Being rationalized [because] the added densities are needed to . . . get people out of their cars, curb sprawl and save the planet from […]