Microhousing: What Happened to the Guiding Principles


At the outset of the City’s effort to understand and regulate microhousing here’s what they said were going to be their guiding principles: Guiding Principles Below are the guiding principles we’ve used to develop these recommendations. The principles respond to citizen expressed concerns, as well as consistency with broader policies in the Mayor’s Housing Strategy, […]

Micro Legislation: An Architect’s Perspective

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This review of microhousing legislation was first posted at Neiman Taber Architects Blog on September 10.  Background   Marion Micro Housing by Neiman Taber In response to the ongoing controversy over micro housing, Councilmember Mike O’Brien has proposed new legislation that would significantly change the rules for micro housing development in Seattle. Depending on your […]

Forterra Supports Microhousing

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Forterra, Washington’s leading land conservation organization, supports microhousing. In a letter sent to the City Council today, Forterra executive director Gene Duvernoy said, As Forterra recognized a decade ago in the Cascade Agenda, accessible, welcoming cities are key to our region’s sustainability and the preservation of the working and wild landscapes critical for our sense of […]