Can You Have One House in a Row?

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Row [roh] noun 1. A number of persons or things arranged in a line, especially a straightline: A row of apple trees. 2. A line of persons or things so arranged: The petitioners waited in a row. 3. A line of adjacent seats facing the same way, as in a theater: Seats in the third row of the balcony. 4. A street formed by two continuous lines of buildings. First, let me say that Council sponsored low-rise legislation is a lot better than the proposal that the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) offered last year. We appealed that proposal because it would have had a devastating effect on housing […]

Roosevelt Reservoir: Broad Consensus on City Owned Land for Housing.

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The debate over how to address housing issues in Seattle is a contentious one, right? It’s even hard sometimes to agree on what the problem is and of course that means differences on what to do. But there doesn’t seem to be anyone, developers, non-profit affordable housing advocates, Councilmemeber Sawant, and neighborhoods who disagree about […]

Save the Date: DADU Lunch and Learn at Seattle City Council

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A week from today, Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee Chair, Mike O’Brien will host a lunch and learn in the City Council Chambers at noon on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), especially Detached Accessory Dwelling Units (DADUs) or Backyard Cottages. While they go by different names, ADUs are essentially a way of adding another […]