DPD: A “Creature of the Internet”


As you might remember Smart Growth Seattle has appealed a proposed downzone of the city’s low-rise zones by Councilmember Sally Clark and the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). The City moved to dismiss our appeal on the grounds that we didn’t actually comment on the Determination of Non-Significance (DNS). We countered with our own […]

Zoning in Seattle – Does It Make Sense?


Seattle, like just about every city small and large in the U.S., has a built environment dictated by a land-use code. We use this code to determine what can be built where, how big or small the building can be, how dense it can be (housing units/X square feet, for example), how much parking is […]

Eastlake Neighbors Tell You How to Live

This KING 5 story pretty much says it all. Councilmember Mike O’Brien is trying to make these neighbors happy by mandating how microhousing projects are organized and built. What it amounts to is a mandate about how people should live and what they should be forced to pay for. Do you want people in Eastlake […]