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 […]

More Family Housing: Change Values, Change Zoning

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Earlier this year the Seattle Planning Commission released a Family Sized Housing Action Agenda calling for renewed efforts to create affordably priced housing for families in the City. Just recently A-P Hurd pointed out at the Atlantic’s City Lab blog that there are two regulatory hurdles that, when taken together, almost ensure that larger housing […]

Will Seattle Be a Great City for Everyone, or Just a Few?

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If you’ve been following my work and the work of Smart Growth Seattle over the last few years you’ve definitely noticed that I can get pretty worked up about density and housing supply. I’ve even aggressively challenged members of the Seattle City Council over the years—some who I genuinely like—because they’ve made decisions that, in […]