On the Radio: Housing, Growth, and Rent Control

Today between 1 and 2PM I’ll be on the “Rental Property Coach” radio show on AM 1590 talking about housing and development and, very likely, rent control. The show is recorded at this time and then broadcast on Saturday morning. We are able, however, to take calls with questions or comments. If you have questions […]

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 […]

Buildable Lands Report: The End of Single Family?


 This year’s Buildable Lands Report, a “mid-term check in” for local 10 year Comprehensive Plans, shows some disturbing trends in housing supply. In King County, decision makers, including the Seattle City Council, have restricted the future of both single-family and multifamily segments of the housing market, limiting single-family construction to an extremely small amount of land and […]